(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The geographical spread of the 1947 poliomyelitis epidemic in England and Wales : spatial wave propagation of an enigmatic epidemiological event

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Geography, Univ., Nottingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


Drawing on a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis, the AA. demonstrate that the epidemic wave was associated with a pronounced acceleration in the rate of spatial propagation as compared to the preceding years. The velocity of spatial expansion and retreat and the duration of infectivity are shown to have varied by category of geographical area and by county of England and Wales. The so-called "hygiene model" does not adequately account for the events of 1947.


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 40 [pp. 36-51]

Collation : 11 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19070

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2012.12.003

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