Spatio-temporal epidemiology: principles and opportunities.

  title={Spatio-temporal epidemiology: principles and opportunities.},
  author={Jaymie R. Meliker and Chantel D Sloan},
  journal={Spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology},
  volume={2 1},
Space-time analysis of disease data has historically involved the search for patterns in aggregated data to identify how regions of high and low risk change through time. Space-time analysis of aggregated data has great value, but represents only a subset of space-time epidemiologic applications. Technological advances for tracking and mapping individuals (e.g., global positioning systems) have introduced mobile populations as an important element in space-time epidemiology. We review five… CONTINUE READING
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