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The number of suspected malaria patients tested before, during, and after the earthquake.

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posted on 07.06.2018, 17:49 by Thomas A. Weppelmann, Caroline J. Stephenson, Elisha Musih, John B. Dame, Marie Y. Remy, Robert Nicolas, Michael E. von Fricken

The number of patients tested for malaria infections at Bellanger and Pont Matthuex between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2017 are presented (gray dots) with reference to three national disasters (black diamonds) including an earthquake in January 2010, cholera outbreak in October 2010, and hurricane Sandy in Mar 2012. The number of tests were modeled as three discrete time periods: before the earthquake (January 2008 to September 2011), post-disaster (September 2011 to September 2013), and post-recovery (September 2013 to January 2017); which are shown with (solid black line) and without (dashed black line) inclusion of a seasonal component in the model. Months with less than 20 patients tested appear as hollow gray circles.