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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 283-286

Assessing effect of climate on the incidence of dengue in Tamil Nadu


1 Department of Medicine, Unit 1 and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
2 Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
3 Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad, India
4 National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
A Manoharan
Department of Medicine, Unit 1 and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.115640

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Incidence of dengue is reported to be influenced by climatic factors. The objective of this study is to assess the association of local climate with dengue incidence, in two geographically distinct districts in Tamil Nadu. The study uses climate data, rainfall and mean maximum and minimum temperature to assess its association if any, with dengue incidence in two districts of Tamil Nadu, South India. According to this study while precipitation levels have an effect on dengue incidence in Tamil Nadu, non-climatic factors such as presence of breeding sites, vector control and surveillance are important issues that need to be addressed.






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