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Frontiers of Medicine

ISSN 2095-0217

ISSN 2095-0225(Online)

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Front. Med.    2010, Vol. 4 Issue (2) : 199-203     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-010-0042-5
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Relationship between the incidence of HFRS and changes of land-use in Big Three Gorges area of Chongqing Municipality, China
Lei YAN MD, MPH, PhD1,Shi-Wen WANG MD, PhD1,Yu-Huan REN PhD2,Jing ZHANG MD3,Pei-Long LI MD3,Wei-Zhong YANG MD, PhD3,Xin-Li WANG MD4,De-Qiang MAO MD4,
1.Office for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100052, China; 2.State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Jointly Sponsored by the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100101, China; 3.Office for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100051, China; 4.Chongqing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chongqing 400042, China;
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Abstract  After the establishment of big reservoirs, the environment along the Yangtze River, China, has changed. The alterations may influence people’s health. This study intended to find out the relationships between the environmental changes and the incidence of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in the Big Three Gorges Area (BTGA) of Chongqing Municipality, China. Land-use thematic maps were applied in the research. The results show that there was a significant relationship between the land-use change in the grass area and the cumulative HFRS incidence (correlation coefficient= − 0.676, P = 0.011). In the BTGA, the land was submerged because water filled in the reservoir, and meanwhile, the government called for returning land for farming to forestry. It is concluded that the changes of environment may influence the incidence of HFRS.
Keywords hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome      land-use      Big Three Gorges area      
Issue Date: 05 June 2010
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