Climate Change

Recent News

May 23, 2018
Thermometer in the sun

Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

Sep 18, 2017

News Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Chikungunya in Italy
US Zika birth defects
Avian flu in Italy, South Africa
Flu cocirculation in China
Microbes and glacial melt
Aug 23, 2017

News Scan for Aug 23, 2017

More Cyclospora cases
Steroids and respiratory infections
Mosquitoes and climate change
Diphtheria in the Americas
Aug 02, 2017

News Scan for Aug 02, 2017

Zika sexual transmission
Saudi MERS cases
ASPR, surgeon general nods
Pathogens and climate change
Apr 12, 2017

News Scan for Apr 12, 2017

H5N8 in Hungary, Romania
MERS in UAE
Vaccine hesitancy
Huge surgical gown verdict
El Nino cholera shift
Feb 08, 2017

News Scan for Feb 08, 2017

Ebola in breast milk
Drought as West Nile driver
Varicella vaccine doses
H1N1 vaccine protection
Oseltamivir cost analysis
Dec 01, 2016

News Scan for Dec 01, 2016

MERS in animals
H5N6 human case
Scientists address Trump
XDR-PA and aromatherapy
Ebola sequelae
Reaction to smallpox vaccine
Oct 25, 2016

News Scan for Oct 25, 2016

Antibiotic NDA
US cholera vaccine
H5N8 in India
Malaria treatment failures
El Nino and infections
Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Jun 23, 2015

News Scan for Jun 23, 2015

Health and climate change
Saudi MERS update
MDR-TB spread in contacts

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Colon-Gonzalez FJ, Harris I, Osborn TJ, et al. Limiting global-mean temperature increase to 1.5-2°C could reduce the incidence and spatial spread of dengue fever in Latin America. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 (published online May 29)

Dumic I Severnini E. "Ticking bomb": the impact of climate change on the incidence of Lyme disease. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2018 (published online Oct 24)

Lee-Fuller C, Magnan A, Pharand S. Advancing knowledge and increasing capacity to address climate-driven infectious diseases in Canada. CCDR 2018 Oct 4;44(10):267-9

McGough SF, MacFadden DR, Hattab MW, et al. Rates of increase of antibiotic resistance and ambient temperature in Europe: a cross-national analysis of 28 countries between 2000-2016. bioRxiv 2018 Sep 12

Walsh MG, de Smalen AW, Mor S. Climatic influence on the anthrax niche in warming northern latitudes. bioRxiv 2017 Dec 7

Weaver EA, Kolivras KN. Investigating the relationship between climate and Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis). EcoHealth 2018 (published online Oct 3)

Related Practices

Using vulnerability maps to inform local public health policies and climate change adaptation efforts

A Texas county used maps of extreme heat events, river flooding, and health vulnerability to inform mitigation activities and climate change policy.

Climate change health assessment

An Alaska tribal health coalition identifies potential health effects from climate change in Arctic communities.

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