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dc.contributor.authorBanu, Shahera
dc.contributor.authorHu, Wenbiao
dc.contributor.authorHurst, Cameron
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Yuming
dc.contributor.authorIslam, Mohammad Zahirul
dc.contributor.authorTong, Shilu
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:39:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:39:39Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2012-12-21T02:41:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-2276
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03038.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48781
dc.description.abstractObjective To examine the space-time clustering of dengue fever (DF) transmission in Bangladesh using geographical information system and spatial scan statistics (SaTScan). Methods We obtained data on monthly suspected DF cases and deaths by district in Bangladesh for the period of 2000-2009 from Directorate General of Health Services. Population and district boundary data of each district were collected from national census managed by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. To identify the space-time clusters of DF transmission a discrete Poisson model was performed using SaTScan software. Results Space-time distribution of DF transmission was clustered during three periods 2000-2002, 2003-2005 and 2006-2009. Dhaka was the most likely cluster for DF in all three periods. Several other districts were significant secondary clusters. However, the geographical range of DF transmission appears to have declined in Bangladesh over the last decade. Conclusion There were significant space-time clusters of DF in Bangladesh over the last decade. Our results would prompt future studies to explore how social and ecological factors may affect DF transmission and would also be useful for improving DF control and prevention programs in Bangladesh.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1086
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1091
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTropical Medicine & International Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleSpace-time clusters of dengue fever in Bangladesh
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorIslam, Mohammad Zahirul


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