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Research Article

The Role of Imported Cases and Favorable Meteorological Conditions in the Onset of Dengue Epidemics

  • Chuin-Shee Shang,

    Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chi-Tai Fang equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chi-Tai Fang, Chung-Ming Liu, Chwan-Chuen King

    chwanchuen@gmail.com (C-CK); fangct@ntu.edu.tw (C-TF)

    Affiliations: Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chung-Ming Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chi-Tai Fang, Chung-Ming Liu, Chwan-Chuen King

    Affiliations: Global Change Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Tzai-Hung Wen,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Kun-Hsien Tsai,

    Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chwan-Chuen King equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chi-Tai Fang, Chung-Ming Liu, Chwan-Chuen King

    chwanchuen@gmail.com (C-CK); fangct@ntu.edu.tw (C-TF)

    Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Published: August 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000775

About the Authors

Chuin-Shee Shang, Chi-Tai Fang, Kun-Hsien Tsai, Chwan-Chuen King
Graduate Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chi-Tai Fang
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chung-Ming Liu
Global Change Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chung-Ming Liu
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Tzai-Hung Wen
Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: C-SS C-TF. Analyzed the data: C-SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: C-ML. Wrote the paper: C-SS C-TF. Revised the text: C-CK. Directed the use of statistics: C-TF. Helped construct the discussion: C-TF. Finalized the paper: C-TF. Directed meteorological analysis: C-ML. Data interpretation: C-ML. Contributed to the discussion: C-ML T-HW. Created the geographic figure: T-HW. Contributed information and ideas related to entomology and epidemiology: K-HT.