The geographical spread of the 1947 poliomyelitis epidemic in England and Wales : spatial wave propagation of an enigmatic epidemiological event

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

School of Geography, Univ., Nottingham, Royaume-Uni
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, Royaume-Uni

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Drawing on a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis, the AA. demonstrate that the epidemic wave was associated with a pronounced acceleration in the rate of spatial propagation as compared to the preceding years. The velocity of spatial expansion and retreat and the duration of infectivity are shown to have varied by category of geographical area and by county of England and Wales. The so-called hygiene model does not adequately account for the events of 1947.

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Article de périodique

Source :
Journal of historical geography, issn : 0305-7488, 2013, vol. 40, p. 36-51, nombre de pages : 16

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London ; New York, NY ; San Francisco, CA, Academic Press

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