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 hat temperatures, rainfall and high tides are possible contributors to the transmission of RR virus in these regtions, with a lagged effect of zero to three months. This suggested that climate variations might play a certain 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 - 2003|