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Research Article

Landscape Composition and Spatial Prediction of Alveolar Echinococcosis in Southern Ningxia, China

  • David R. J. Pleydell mail,

    dpleydel@univ-fcomte.fr

    Affiliation: Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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  • Yu Rong Yang,

    Affiliations: Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • F. Mark Danson,

    Affiliation: University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Francis Raoul,

    Affiliation: Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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  • Philip S. Craig,

    Affiliation: University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Donald P. McManus,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Dominique A. Vuitton,

    Affiliation: Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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  • Qian Wang,

    Affiliation: Sichuan Provincial Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

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  • Patrick Giraudoux

    Affiliation: Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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  • Published: September 03, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000287

About the Authors

David R. J. Pleydell, Francis Raoul, Patrick Giraudoux
Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Yu Rong Yang
Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China
Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
F. Mark Danson, Philip S. Craig
University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Dominique A. Vuitton
Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Qian Wang
Sichuan Provincial Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: dpleydel@univ-fcomte.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YRY PSC DPM DAV PG. Performed the experiments: YRY. Analyzed the data: DRJP QW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRJP YRY FMD DPM. Wrote the paper: DRJP YRY FMD FR PSC DPM DAV PG. Performed geo-referencing of patients: DRJP.