Regional Differences in the Growing Incidence of Dengue Fever in Vietnam Explained by Weather Variability

@inproceedings{Vu2014RegionalDI,
  title={Regional Differences in the Growing Incidence of Dengue Fever in Vietnam Explained by Weather Variability},
  author={Ha Hai Vu and Junko Okumura and Masahiro Hashizume and Duong Nhu Tran and Taro Yamamoto},
  booktitle={Tropical medicine and health},
  year={2014}
}
Dengue fever is a major health problem in Vietnam, but its incidence differs from province to province. To understand this at the local level, we assessed the effect of four weather components (humidity, rainfall, temperature and sunshine) on the number of dengue cases in nine provinces of Vietnam. Monthly data from 1999 to 2009 were analysed by time-series regression using negative binomial models. A test for heterogeneity was applied to assess the weather-dengue association in the provinces… CONTINUE READING

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