Investigating spatial disparities in high-risk women and HIV infections using generalized additive models: results from a cohort of South African women

ConclusionTargeting multifactorial and complex nature of the epidemic is urgently needed to identify the “high transmission” areas.
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As China releases details about the 17 people who have died in the outbreak, a well-known SARS expert raises an alarm about the virus ’s spread, saying he feels “powerless.”
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In sealing off a city of 11 million people, China is trying to halt a coronavirus outbreak using a tactic with a complicated history of ethical concerns.
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Transport in Wuhan shut down and residents told not to leave centre of Sars-like epidemic
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Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.
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Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.
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A senior health official warned that the annual Spring Festival holiday travel rush would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak, as the official death toll nearly doubled.
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