Tropospheric winds from northeastern China carry the etiologic agent of Kawasaki disease from its source to JapanWOS

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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 111, Issue 22, 2014, Pages 7952-7957.

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    Abstract:

    Evidence indicates that the densely cultivated region of northeastern China acts as a source for the wind-borne agent of Kawasaki disease (KD). KD is an acute, coronary artery vasculitis of young children, and still a medical mystery after more than 40 y. We used residence times from simulations with the flexible particle dispersion model...More
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