Trigger events: enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.

Abstract

We use spatially continuous satellite data as a correlate of precipitation within tropical Africa and show that the majority of documented Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks were closely associated with sharply drier conditions at the end of the rainy season. We propose that these trigger events may enhance transmission of Ebola virus from its cryptic… (More)

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@article{Pinzn2004TriggerEE, title={Trigger events: enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.}, author={Jorge E. Pinz{\'o}n and James Wilson and Compton J. Tucker and Ray Arthur and Peter B Jahrling and Pierre B H Formenty}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2004}, volume={71 5}, pages={664-74} }