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Research Article

Environmental Predictors of Seasonal Influenza Epidemics across Temperate and Tropical Climates

  • James D. Tamerius mail,

    jt2684@columbia.edu

    Affiliations: Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Shaman,

    Affiliations: Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wladmir J. Alonso,

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kimberly Bloom-Feshbach,

    Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Christopher K. Uejio,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • Andrew Comrie,

    Affiliation: School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Cécile Viboud

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003194

About the Authors

James D. Tamerius, Jeffrey Shaman
Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
James D. Tamerius, Jeffrey Shaman, Wladmir J. Alonso, Cécile Viboud
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Kimberly Bloom-Feshbach
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
Christopher K. Uejio
Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
Andrew Comrie
School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jt2684@columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JDT CV JS WJA AC KBF. Performed the experiments: JDT. Analyzed the data: JDT CV JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDT KBF CV JS CKU. Wrote the paper: JDT CV JS WJA AC.