Improved correlation of human Q fever incidence to modelled C. burnetii concentrations by means of an atmospheric dispersion model

@inproceedings{Leuken2015ImprovedCO,
  title={Improved correlation of human Q fever incidence to modelled C. burnetii concentrations by means of an atmospheric dispersion model},
  author={Jeroen P. G. van Leuken and Jan van de Kassteele and Ferd J Sauter and Wim van der Hoek and Dick J. J. Heederik and Arie H. Havelaar and Arno N. Swart},
  booktitle={International journal of health geographics},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Atmospheric dispersion models (ADMs) may help to assess human exposure to airborne pathogens. However, there is as yet limited quantified evidence that modelled concentrations are indeed associated to observed human incidence. METHODS We correlated human Q fever (caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii) incidence data in the Netherlands to modelled concentrations from three spatial exposure models: 1) a NULL model with a uniform concentration distribution, 2) a DISTANCE model… CONTINUE READING