Mapping snakebite epidemiology in Nicaragua: pitfalls and possible solutions
2010 (English)In: PLoS neglected tropical diseases, ISSN 1935-2735, Vol. 4, no 11, e896- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using publicly available data, we identified areas likely to be underreporting snakebites and highlighted these areas instead of leaving them "white" on the incidence map. The effects of the case detection bias on the distribution of resources against snakebites could decrease. Although not yet verified empirically, our study provides an example of how snake bite epidemiology may be investigated in similar settings worldwide at a low cost.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 4, no 11, e896- p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39332DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000896ISI: 000284765900037PubMedID: 21124884OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39332DiVA: diva2:390789