To determine the impact of climate on the transmission of Ross River (RR) virus, an historical data analysis was conducted in the coastal regions of Queensland over the period 1985-96. The results show that temperatures, rainfall and high tides are possible contributors to the transmission of RR virus in these regions, with a lagged effect of zero to three months. This suggested that climate variations might play acertain role in RR virus infection and attention should be paid to preventative measures, given probable effects of global warming.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|