Cholera Outbreaks and Increases in Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Sea Surface Height (SSH)

Graph: Plot depicts variation in Cholera outbreaks compared to variation with sea surface temperature and sea surface height. Data is shown for Oct 1992-Nov 1995.

Caption: Cholera cases (solid line), SST (dashed), and SSH (dotted) data for September, 1992-1995. In 1994 and 1995, cholera cases followed the SST cycle; however, in spring, 1993, SSH was the lowest for this period.

Source: B. Lobitz et al. "Climate and infectious disease" PNAS (February 2000, vol. 97, no.4) National Academy of Sciences


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