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Spatial epidemiology 

Spatial epidemiology
Spatial epidemiology

Tom A. Yates

, Alexandre Blake

, and Frank Tanser

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date: 21 April 2021

This chapter aims to present the key concepts of spatial epidemiology as applied to infectious diseases. It covers types of spatial data and how they are encoded, the visual display of spatial data, key concepts in spatial analysis, core techniques for analysing both point pattern and areal data, and tools and sources of spatial data. Practical problems and common biases in spatial epidemiology are also briefly discussed.

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