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    • Associations between risk perception, spontaneous adaptation behavior to heat waves and heatstroke in Guangdong province, China 

      Liu, Tao; Xu, Yan Jun; Zhang, Yong Hui; Yan, Qing Hua; Song, Xiu Ling; Xie, Hui Yan; Luo, Yuan; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Lin, Hua Liang; Ma, Wen Jun (BMC Public Health, 2013)
      Background: In many parts of the world, including in China, extreme heat events or heat waves are likely to increase in intensity, frequency, and duration in light of climate change in the next decades. Risk perception and ...
    • Characterizing a large outbreak of dengue fever in Guangdong Province, China 

      Xiao, Jianpeng; He, Jianfeng; Deng, Ai-Ping; Lin, Hualiang; Song, Tie; Peng, Zhi-Qiang; Wu, Xiao-Cheng; Liu, Tao; Li, Zhihao; Rutherford, Shannon; Zeng, Weilin; Li, Xing; Ma, Wenjun; Zhang, Yong Hui (Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2016)
      Background: Dengue cases have been reported each year for the past 25 years in Guangdong Province, China with a recorded historical peak in 2014. This study aims to describe the epidemiological characteristics of this ...
    • Dengue Baidu Search Index data can improve the prediction of local dengue epidemic: A case study in Guangzhou, China 

      Li, Zhihao; Liu, Tao; Zhu, Guanghu; Lin, Hualiang; Zhang, Yonghui; He, Jianfeng; Deng, Aiping; Peng, Zhiqiang; Xiao, Jianpeng; Rutherford, Shannon; Xie, Runsheng; Zeng, Weilin; Li, Xing; Ma, Wenjun (PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017)
      Background: Dengue fever (DF) in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China is an important public health issue. The problem was highlighted in 2014 by a large, unprecedented outbreak. In order to respond in a more timely ...
    • Early detection of an epidemic erythromelalgia outbreak using Baidu search data 

      Gu, Yuzhou; Chen, Fengling; Liu, Tao; Lv, Xiaojuan; Shao, Zhaoming; Lin, Hualiang; Liang, Chaobin; Zeng, Weilin; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zhang, Yonghui; Huang, Cunrui; Rutherford, Shannon; Ma, Wenjun (Scientific Reports, 2015)
      Dozens of epidemic erythromelalgia (EM) outbreaks have been reported in China since the mid-twentieth century, and the most recent happened in Foshan City, Guangdong Province early 2014. This study compared the daily case ...
    • The effect of heat waves on mortality and effect modifiers in four communities of Guangdong Province, China 

      Zeng, Weilin; Lao, Xiangqian; Rutherford, Shannon; Xud, Yanjun; Xu, Xiaojun; Lin, Hualiang; Liu, Tao; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jianpeng; Hu, Mengjue; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (Science of the Total Environment, 2014)
      Heat waves have been reported to be associated with increased mortality; however, fewer studies have examined the effect modification by heat wave characteristics, individual characteristics and community characteristics ...
    • The effects of dust–haze on mortality are modified by seasons and individual characteristics in Guangzhou, China 

      Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yong Hui; Xu, Yan Jun; Lin, Hua Liang; Xu, Xiao Jun; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zeng, Wei Lin; Zhang, Wan Fang; Chu, Cordia; Keogh, Kandice; Rutherford, Shannon; Qian, Zhengmin; Du, Yao Dong; Hu, Mengjue; Ma, Wen Jun (Environmental Pollution, 2014)
      This study aimed to investigate the effects of dust-haze on mortality and to estimate the seasonal and individual-specific modification effects in Guangzhou, China. Mortality, air pollution and meteorological data were ...
    • Elucidation of echovirus 30's origin and transmission during the 2012 aseptic meningitis outbreak in Guangdong, China, through continuing environmental surveillance 

      Lu, Jing; Zheng, Huanying; Guo, Xue; Zhang, Yong; Li, Hui; Liu, Leng; Zeng, Hanri; Fang, Ling; Mo, Yanling; Yoshida, Hiromu; Yi, Lina; Liu, Tao; Rutherford, Shannon; Xu, Wenbo; Ke, Changwen (Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2015)
      An aseptic meningitis outbreak occurred in Luoding City of Guangdong, China, in 2012, and echovirus type 30 (ECHO30) was identified as the major causative pathogen. Environmental surveillance indicated that ECHO30 was ...
    • Health impact of the 2008 cold spell on mortality in subtropical China: The climate and health impact national assessment study (CHINAs) 

      Zhou, Mai Geng; Wang, Li Jun; Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yong Hui; Lin, Hua Liang; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jian Peng; Zeng, Wei Lin; Zhang, Ye; Wang, Xiao Feng; Gu, Xin; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wen Jun (Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 2014)
      Background Many studies have investigated heat wave related mortality, but less attention has been given to the health effects of cold spells in the context of global warming. The 2008 cold spell in China provided a unique ...
    • How much does latitude modify temperature–mortality relationship in 13 eastern US cities? 

      Xiao, Jianpeng; Peng, Ji; Zhang, Yonghui; Liu, Tao; Rutherford, Shannon; Lin, Hualiang; Qian, Zhengmin; Huang, Cunrui; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (International Journal of Biometeorology, 2014)
      Although several studies have documented that latitude might be an effect modifier of the association between temperature and mortality, little is known about how much latitude modifies the temperature-mortality relationship. ...
    • The impact of cold spells on mortality and effect modification by cold spell characteristics 

      Wang, Li Jun; Liu, Tao; Hu, Mengjue; Zeng, Weilin; Zhang, Yong Hui; Rutherford, Shannon; Lin, Hua Liang; Lin, Hualiang; Xiao, Jianpeng; yin, Peng; Liu, Jiangmei; Chu, Cordia; Tong, Shilu; Ma, Wenjun; Zhou, Maigeng (Scientific Reports, 2016)
      In China, the health impact of cold weather has received little attention, which limits our understanding of the health impacts of climate change. We collected daily mortality and meteorological data in 66 communities ...
    • Lagged Effect of Diurnal Temperature Range on Mortality in a Subtropical Megacity of China 

      Luo, Yuan; Zhang, Yonghui; Liu, Tao; Rutherford, Shannon; Xu, Yanjun; Xu, Xiaojun; Wu, Wei; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zeng, Weilin; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (PloS One, 2013)
      Background Many studies have found extreme temperature can increase the risk of mortality. However, it is not clear whether extreme diurnal temperature range (DTR) is associated with daily disease-specific mortality, and ...
    • A large temperature fluctuation may trigger an epidemic erythromelalgia outbreak in China 

      Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yonghui; Lin, Hualiang; Lv, Xiaojuan; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zeng, Weilin; Gu, Yuzhou; Rutherford, Shannon; Tong, Shilu; Ma, Wenjun (Scientific Reports, 2015)
      Although erythromelalgia (EM) has been documented in the literature for almost 150 years, it is still poorly understood. To overcome this limitation, we examined the spatial distribution of epidemic EM, and explored the ...
    • The short-term effect of ambient ozone on mortality is modified by temperature in Guangzhou, China 

      Liu, Tao; Li, Tian Tian; Zhang, Yong Hui; Xu, Yan Jun; Lao, Xiang Qian; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Luo, Yuan; Zhu, Qi; Xu, Xiao Jun; Xie, Hui Yan; Liu, Zhao Rong; Ma, Wen Jun (Atmospheric Environment, 2013)
      Effects of ozone on mortality have been widely assessed in developed countries but rarely in developing countries, and the effects of season and temperature on these associations remain unclear. The present study aimed to ...
    • The short-term effect of heat waves on mortality and its modifiers in China: An analysis from 66 communities 

      Ma, Marvin; Zeng, Weilin; Zhou, Maigeng; Wang, Lijun; Rutherford, Shannon; Lin, Hualiang; Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yonghui; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zhang, Yewu; Wang, Xiaofeng; Gu, Xin; Chu, Cordia (Environment International, 2015)
      Background:Many studies have reported increased mortality risk associated with heatwaves. However, few have assessed the health impacts at a nation scale in a developing country. This study examines the mortality effects ...
    • Short-Term Effects of the 2008 Cold Spell on Mortality in Three Subtropical Cities in Guangdong Province, China 

      Xie, Huiyan; Yao, Zhibin; Zhang, Yonghui; Xu, Yanjun; Xu, Xiaojun; Liu, Tao; Lin, Hualiang; Lao, Xiangqian; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Huang, Cunrui; Baum, Scott; Ma, Wenjun (Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013)
      Background: Few studies have been conducted to investigate the impact of extreme cold events on mortality in subtropical regions. Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the 2008 cold spell on ...
    • The spatial distribution of health vulnerability to heat waves in Guangdong Province, China 

      Zhu, Qi; Liu, Tao; Lin, Hualiang; Xiao, Jianpeng; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Zeng, Siqing; Wei, Yao; Chu, Cordia; Du, Yaodong; Ma, Wenjun; Baum, Scott (Global Health Action, 2014)
      Background: International literature has illustrated that the health impacts of heat waves vary according to differences in the spatial variability of high temperatures and the social and economic characteristics of ...
    • The temperature-mortality relationship in China: An analysis from 66 Chinese communities 

      Ma, Marvin; Wang, Lijun; Lin, Hualiang; Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yonghui; Rutherford, Shannon; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Zhang, Yewu; Wang, Xiaofeng; Gu, Xin; Chu, Cordia; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zhou, Maigeng (Environmental Research, 2015)
      Background: Previous studies examining temperature-mortality associations in China focused on a single city or a small number of cities. A multi-city study covering different climatic zones is necessary to better understand ...