Social Exclusion Modifies Climate and Deforestation Impacts on a Vector-Borne Disease

@inproceedings{Chaves2008SocialEM,
  title={Social Exclusion Modifies Climate and Deforestation Impacts on a Vector-Borne Disease},
  author={Luis Fernando Chaves and Justin M Cohen and Mercedes Pascual and Mark L. Reviewer Wilson},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND The emergence of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) has been associated with changes in the relationship between people and forests, leading to the view that forest ecosystems increase infection risk and subsequent proposal that deforestation could reduce re-emergence of this disease. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We analyzed county-level incidence rates of ACL in Costa Rica (1996-2000) as a function of social and environmental variables relevant to transmission ecology with… CONTINUE READING

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