Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 19th, 2006
According to a recently published study in the journal Ecological Modelling, "This paper attempted to develop an epidemic forecasting model using local data on rainfall and mosquito density to predict outbreaks of Ross River virus (RRV) disease in Brisbane, Australia.
"We obtained monthly data on the counts of RRV cases, monthly total rainfall, human population size and mosquito density (i.e., average number of mosquitoes trapped in all mosquito monitoring stations per month) between November 1, 1998 and December 31, 2001 from the Queensland Department of Health, Australian...
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