Spatial analysis of scrub typhus infection and its association with environmental and socioeconomic factors in Taiwan.

@article{Kuo2011SpatialAO,
  title={Spatial analysis of scrub typhus infection and its association with environmental and socioeconomic factors in Taiwan.},
  author={Chi-Chien Kuo and Jing-Lun Huang and Chia-Ying Ko and Pei-Fen Lee and Hsi-Chieh Wang},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2011},
  volume={120 1-2},
  pages={52-8}
}
We analyzed the spatial distribution of human cases of scrub typhus on the main island of Taiwan from 2003 to 2008 and implemented an island-wide survey of scrub typhus vectors (trombiculid chiggers) in 2007 and 2008. The standardized incidence rate 'SIR' incorporating inter-district variations in population, gender and age was correlated with environmental and socioeconomic variables. Higher incidence and SIR rates were clustered in the less developed, mountainous regions of central and… CONTINUE READING
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