Spatiotemporal characteristics of pandemic influenza
Track: Public Health
Authors: Lars Skog
Prediction of timing for onset and peak in an influenza pandemic is of vital importance for preventive measures. We have studied the propagation in space and time of three pandemics. All cases were geocoded and analysed. Animated video sequences showing incidence per municipality and its geographic weighted mean (GWM) were created to depict and compare the spread of the pandemics. Daily data from 1957-1958 on temperature and precipitation from 39 weather stations were collected and analysed.