alexa Epidemiologic Mapping using the “Kriging” Method: Application to an Influenza-like Epidemic in France
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species

Author(s): Fabrice Carrat, AlainJacques Valleron

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This paper presents the application of a technique from the earth sciences, the “kriging” method, to the field of geographic epidemiology. Both the principles of the method and the basic equations are given. A key advantage of the method is that it relies on an analysis of the spatial variability of the data and allows the representation of the variable under study as a continuous process throughout a country, Application of the kriging method to the geographic distribution of an epidemic of influenza-like illness in France is discussed.

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This article was published in Am J Epidemiol and referenced in Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species

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