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Background. The primary aim of the study reported here was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors. Because...

["Biogeography","Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2673v1
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The genetic structure of bacterial populations can be related to geographical locations of isolation. In some species, there is a strong correlation between geographical distances and genetic distances, which can be caused by different evolutionary mechanisms....

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2638v1
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Objective: In this study the main aspects of influenza transmission via fine and ultrafine bioaerosols were considered. Here, we aimed to estimate the impact of the different environment conditions on the deposition rate of the infectious bioaerosols in the respiratory...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2237v3
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From early 2012, a novel clone of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (assigned the multi locus sequence type ST796) was simultaneously isolated from geographically separate hospitals in south eastern Australia and New Zealand. Here we describe the complete...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2562v1
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Background: Achievement motive is expected to prevent lack of self-efficacy and hope, which negatively impact rehabilitation support, health, and psychological well-being. It has been indicated that the factor structure of the Scale for Achievement Motive in Rehabilitation...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2459v1
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In 2007 the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) reported to the UK government the impact on bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT). Badgers were culled between 1998 and 2005 across 100 km2 (nominal) zones in the West of...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2336v6
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In a report issued to the UK government in 2007 on the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT), it was stated that the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle increased in areas surrounding where badgers were removed. It is known that badger culling perturbs...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2376v2
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Unintentional injuries among under-fives represent an important cause of preventable morbidity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In-home interventions targeting caregiver safety practices currently show promise in reducing household injury risks. Mobile health (mHealth)...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2330v2
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The objective of this study is to find the correlation between climate factors and dengue incidence rate in Bangkok and Singapore during 2009-2015. Spearman's rank correlation tests with time-lag are performed to investigate the overall correlation between dengue...

["Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2322v1
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After the conclusion of World War II, members of the Imperial Japanese Army biological warfare Unit 731 testified to a Soviet military court they conducted a live test deployment of plague-infected fleas in Ningpo, Zhejiang Province, a city south of Shanghai with...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2117v1
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Wearable physiological sensors have the projected capability to detect unknown and unreported health conditions. Development requires rounds of discovery-oriented human subject research and confirmatory clinical trials. However, each study is a significant investment...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2079v1
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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have uncovered thousands of associations between genetic variants and diseases. Using the same datasets, prediction of disease risk can be attempted. Phase information is an important biological structure that has seldom been...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2074v1
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Background: Skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements are a reliable and feasible method for assessing body fat in children but their use and interpretation is hindered by the scarcity of reference values in representative populations of children. The objectives of...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2053v1
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It has come to light that Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy can result in trans-placental transmission to the fetus along with fetal death, congenital microcephaly and/or Central Nervous System (CNS) malformations. There are projected to be > 9, 200,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1818v3
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Background: With the possible implications of global warming, the effect of temperature on the dynamics of malaria vectors in Africa has become a subject of increasing interest. Information from the field is, however, relatively sparse. We describe the effect of...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2011v1
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