Socio-environmental predictors of Barmah forest virus transmission in coastal areas, Queensland, Australia
MetadataShow full item record
Objective : To assess the socio-environmental predictors of Barmah forest virus (BFV) transmission in coastal areas, Queensland, Australia. Methods : Data on BFV notified cases, climate, tidal levels and socioeconomic index for area (SEIFA) in six coastal cities, Queensland, for the period 1992-2001 were obtained from the relevant government agencies. Negative binomial regression models were used to assess the socio-environmental predictors of BFV transmission. Results : The results show that maximum and minimum temperature, rainfall, relative humidity, high and low tide were statistically significantly associated with BFV incidence at lags 0-2 months. The fitted negative binomial regression models indicate a significant independent association of each of maximum temperature (ß = 0.139, P = 0.000), high tide (ß = 0.005, P = 0.000) and SEIFA index (ß = -0.010, P = 0.000) with BFV transmission after adjustment for confounding variables. Conclusions : The transmission of BFV disease in Queensland coastal areas seemed to be determined by a combination of local social and environmental factors. The model developed in this study may have applications in the control and prevention of BFV disease in these areas. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Modelling coastal planning in southwest Western Australia: complexity, collaboration and climate adaptationStocker, Laura; Kennedy, Deborah; Metcalf, S.; Dambacher, J.; Middle, Garry; Wood, David (2011)This action-research project investigates the extent to which current coastal planning arrangements can respond to climate change impacts such as coastal erosion and recession in the southwest of Western Australia. The ...
GNSS-based monitoring and mapping of shoreline position in support of planning and management of Matinhos/PR (Brazil)Gonçalves, R.; Awange, Joseph; Krueger, C. (2013)Monitoring and mapping variations in shoreline location is an activity that can be undertaken using several different techniques of data collection, e.g., photogrammetric restitution, satellite images, LiDAR (Light Detection ...
Gon, M.; Osti, L.; Pechlaner, Harald (2016)Purpose: This paper aims to analyse how leisure boat tourism impacts are perceived by local communities in coastal areas. For this purpose, a review of the literature on nautical and leisure boat tourism, together with ...