publication . Article . 2016

Medical Meteorology: the Relationship between Meteorological Parameters (Humidity, Rainfall, Wind, and Temperature) and Brucellosis in Zanjan Province

Ahadnejad Mohsen; Azari Mehdi; Abedini Yousefali; Kamali Koorosh; Mohammadi Nahideh;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Journal of Human (issn: 2476-5481, eissn: 2476-549X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
Background: Brucellosis (Malta fever) is a major contagious zoonotic disease, with economic and public health importance. Methods To assess the effect of meteorological (temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind) and climate parameters on incidence of brucellosis, brucellosis distribution and meteorological zoning maps of Zanjan Province were prepared using Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) and Kriging technique in Arc GIS medium. Zoning maps of mean temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind were compared to brucellosis distribution maps. Results: Correlation test showed no relationship between the mean number of patients with brucellosis and any of the four mete...
free text keywords: Brucellosis, Meteorological parameters, Zanjan, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Geography, Humidity, Meteorology, Precipitation
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