Environmental Risk and Meningitis Epidemics in Africa

This study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, provides evidence that the relationship between the environment and the location of meningitis epidemics is quantifiable. The study proposes a model based on environmental variables to identify regions at risk for epidemics. The findings, which have substantial implications for directing surveillance activities and health policy, provide a basis for monitoring the impact of climate variability and environmental change on meningitis epidemic occurrence in Africa.

Author: Molesworth AM, Cuevas LF, Connor SJ, Morse AP, Thomson MC

Published: 2003

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Citation: Molesworth AM, Cuevas LE, Connor SJ, Morse AP, Thomson MC. Environmental Risk and Meningitis Epidemics in Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2003;9(10):1287-1293.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa