Short Term Effects of Weather on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

  title={Short Term Effects of Weather on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease},
  author={Yien Ling Hii and Joacim Rockl{\"o}v and Nawi Ng},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks leading to clinical and fatal complications have increased since late 1990s; especially in the Asia Pacific Region. Outbreaks of HFMD peaks in the warmer season of the year, but the underlying factors for this annual pattern and the reasons to the recent upsurge trend have not yet been established. This study analyzed the effect of short-term changes in weather on the incidence of HFMD in Singapore. METHODS The relative risks between… CONTINUE READING
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