Spatial parasite ecology and epidemiology: a review of methods and applications

Pullan, Rachel L., Sturrock, Hugh J. W., Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo J., Clements, Archie C. A. and Brooker, Simon J. (2012) Spatial parasite ecology and epidemiology: a review of methods and applications. Parasitology, 139 14: 1870-1887. doi:10.1017/S0031182012000698

Author Pullan, Rachel L.
Sturrock, Hugh J. W.
Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo J.
Clements, Archie C. A.
Brooker, Simon J.
Title Spatial parasite ecology and epidemiology: a review of methods and applications
Journal name Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-1820
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0031182012000698
Volume 139
Issue 14
Start page 1870
End page 1887
Total pages 18
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The distributions of parasitic diseases are determined by complex factors, including many that are distributed in space. A variety of statistical methods are now readily accessible to researchers providing opportunities for describing and ultimately understanding and predicting spatial distributions. This review provides an overview of the spatial statistical methods available to parasitologists, ecologists and epidemiologists and discusses how such methods have yielded new insights into the ecology and epidemiology of infection and disease. The review is structured according to the three major branches of spatial statistics: continuous spatial variation; discrete spatial variation; and spatial point processes.
Keyword Geostatistics
Spatial epidemiology
Spatial statistics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: 19 July 2012.

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