Soil dust aerosols and wind as predictors of seasonal meningitis incidence in Niger

Pérez García-Pando, Carlos and Stanton, Michelle C. and Diggle, Peter J. and Trzaska, Sylwia and Miller, Ron L and Perlwitz, Jan P and Baldasano, José M and Cuevas, Emilio and Ceccato, Pietro and Yaka, Pascal and Thomson, Madeleine C (2014) Soil dust aerosols and wind as predictors of seasonal meningitis incidence in Niger. Environmental Health Perspectives. pp. 1-33. ISSN 0091-6765

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Abstract

Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis are concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa during the dry season, a period when the region is affected by the Harmattan, a dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind blowing from the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Environmental Health Perspectives
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69738
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Deposited On:
30 Jun 2014 11:32
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Yes
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Published
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