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Influenza epidemics and Spanish climatic domains

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ABSTRACT

The present article proposes a climatic approach to the study of the interaction between influenza spreading and climatic and meteorological factors in different climatic domains of the Iberian Peninsula. This association can be used to help in the prevention and mitigation of influenza epidemics. A biometeorological index has been defined and applied to the epidemic periods that took place in the Iberian Peninsula between 2000 and 2009 considering its climatic domains.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Fdez-Arroyabe, P. (2012) Influenza epidemics and Spanish climatic domains. Health, 4, 941-945. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.430144.

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