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Research Article

Spatial Distribution and Risk Factors of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in China

  • Vincent Martin,

    Affiliation: Emergency Centre for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Beijing, China

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  • Dirk U. Pfeiffer,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Epidemiology & Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Xiaoyan Zhou,

    Affiliation: Emergency Centre for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Beijing, China

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  • Xiangming Xiao,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Microbiology, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Diann J. Prosser,

    Affiliations: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Fusheng Guo,

    Affiliation: Emergency Centre for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Beijing, China

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  • Marius Gilbert mail

    mgilbert@ulb.ac.be

    Affiliations: Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Published: March 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001308

About the Authors

Vincent Martin, Xiaoyan Zhou, Fusheng Guo
Emergency Centre for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Beijing, China
Dirk U. Pfeiffer
Veterinary Epidemiology & Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Xiangming Xiao
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
Diann J. Prosser
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
Diann J. Prosser
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Marius Gilbert
Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Marius Gilbert
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Brussels, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: mgilbert@ulb.ac.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VM. Performed the experiments: VM. Analyzed the data: VM DUP XZ XX DJP MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FG. Wrote the paper: VM DUP MG.