About the Authors

David R. J. Pleydell

dpleydel@univ-fcomte.fr

Affiliation Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Yu Rong Yang

Affiliations Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

F. Mark Danson

Affiliation University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Francis Raoul

Affiliation Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Philip S. Craig

Affiliation University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Donald P. McManus

Affiliation Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Dominique A. Vuitton

Affiliation Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Qian Wang

Affiliation Sichuan Provincial Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

Patrick Giraudoux

Affiliation Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YRY PSC DPM DAV PG. Performed the experiments: YRY. Analyzed the data: DRJP QW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRJP YRY FMD DPM. Wrote the paper: DRJP YRY FMD FR PSC DPM DAV PG. Performed geo-referencing of patients: DRJP.