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Temporal Trends in Syphilis and Gonorrhea Incidences in Guangdong Province, China

Citation

Tan, Nicholas X.; Tan, Grace X.; Yang, Li-Gang; Yang, Bin; Powers, Kimberly A.; Emch, Michael E.; & Tucker, Joseph D. (2014). Temporal Trends in Syphilis and Gonorrhea Incidences in Guangdong Province, China. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 209(3), 426-430. PMCID: PMC3883174

Abstract

The high burden of syphilis in China presents a unique opportunity to examine temporal trends. This study used wavelet transformation and Fourier analysis to assess the presence of temporal oscillations in adult syphilis, gonorrhea, and congenital syphilis over 11 years in China's largest province. This study found a significant annual oscillation trend in adult syphilis cases, consistent with a peak during July-August-September, which was four-fold higher than January-February-March, the trough. A similar but dampened trend was observed for gonorrhea and no trend was observed for congenital syphilis. Further research on the temporal oscillation of syphilis cases is needed.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jit496

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

Journal of Infectious Diseases

Author(s)

Tan, Nicholas X.
Tan, Grace X.
Yang, Li-Gang
Yang, Bin
Powers, Kimberly A.
Emch, Michael E.
Tucker, Joseph D.

PMCID

PMC3883174