Cholera dynamics and El Nino-Southern Oscillation

M. Pascual, X. Rodo, S. P. Ellner, R. Colwell, M. J. Bouma

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Analysis of a monthly 18-year cholera time series from Bangladesh shows that the temporal variability of cholera exhibits an interannual component at the dominant frequency of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Results from nonlinear time series analysis support a role for both ENSO and previous disease levels in the dynamics of cholera. Cholera patterns are linked to the previously described changes in the atmospheric circulation of south Asia and, consistent with these changes, to regional temperature anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1766-1769
Number of pages4
Issue number5485
StatePublished - Sep 8 2000

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