Oct 18, 2015

Impact of climate change on human infectious diseases: Empirical evidence and human adaptation

Xiaoxu Wu, Yongmei Lu, Sen Zhou, Lifan Chen, Bing Xu
Environment International
  • States that climate change impacts human infectious disease via pathogen, host and transmission
  • Goes beyond empirical observation of association between climate and health effect Improves prediction of associated shifts in infectious diseases at various scales
  • Finds the health impacts may be controlled through adopting certain proactive measures
  • Establishes local early warning system for health effect of predicated climate change