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Nahideh Mohammadi, Koorosh Kamali, Yousefali Abedini , Mohsen Ahadnejad , Mehdi Azari
Medical Meteorology: the Relationship between Meteorological Parameters (Humidity, Rainfall, Wind, and Temperature) and Brucellosis in Zanjan Province
Background: Brucellosis (Malta fever) is a major contagious zoonotic disease, with economic and public health importance. Methods: to assess the effect of meteorological (temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind) and climate parameters on incidence of brucellosis, brucellosis distribution and meteorological zoning maps of Zanjan Province were prepared using Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) and Kriging technique in Arc GIS medium. Zoning maps of mean temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind were compared to brucellosis distribution maps. Results: correlation test showed no relationship between the mean number of patients with brucellosis and any of the four meteorological parameters. Conclusion: it seems that in Zanjan province there is no correlation between brucellosis and meteorological parameters.