Modeling and predicting seasonal influenza transmission in warm regions using climatological parameters.

TitleModeling and predicting seasonal influenza transmission in warm regions using climatological parameters.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSoebiyanto, RP, Adimi, F, Kiang, RK
JournalPloS one
Volume5
Issue3
Paginatione9450
Date Published2010
ISSN1932-6203
KeywordsArizona, Climate, Environment, Epidemics, Hong Kong, Humans, Humidity, Influenza, Human, Models, Theoretical, Regression Analysis, Seasons, Temperature, Tropical Climate
Abstract

Influenza transmission is often associated with climatic factors. As the epidemic pattern varies geographically, the roles of climatic factors may not be unique. Previous in vivo studies revealed the direct effect of winter-like humidity on air-borne influenza transmission that dominates in regions with temperate climate, while influenza in the tropics is more effectively transmitted through direct contact.

Alternate JournalPLoS ONE