About the Authors

David R. J. Pleydell, Francis Raoul, Patrick Giraudoux
Department of Chrono-environment, UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 aff. INRA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Yu Rong Yang
Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China

Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

F. Mark Danson, Philip S. Craig
University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Dominique A. Vuitton
Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

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

Corresponding Author

dpleydel@univ-fcomte.fr

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.