Demographic and spatio-temporal variation in human plague at a persistent focus in Tanzania.

  title={Demographic and spatio-temporal variation in human plague at a persistent focus in Tanzania.},
  author={Stephen P. Davis and Rhodes Makundi and Robert S Machang'u and Herwig Leirs},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={100 1-2},
Human plague in the Western Usambara Mountains in Tanzania has been a public health problem since the first outbreak in 1980. The wildlife reservoir is unknown and eradication measures that have proved effective elsewhere in Tanzania appear to fail in this region. We use census data from 2002 and hospital records kept since 1986 to describe the temporal, spatial and demographic variation in human plague. A seasonal peak in cases occurs from December to February with the numbers of cases during… CONTINUE READING

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