Climate Change

Recent News

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
Apr 08, 2015

News Scan for Apr 08, 2015

Climate change and diseases
Global flu ebbing
H7N9 deaths in China
More H5N1 cases in Egypt

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Escobar LE, Romero-Alvarez D, Leon R, et al. Declining prevalence of disease vectors under climate change. Sci Rep 2016 (published online Dec 16)

McIntyre KM, Setzkorn C, Hepworth PJ, et al. Systematic assessment of the climate sensitivity of important human and domestic animals pathogens in Europe. Sci Rep 2017 (published online Aug 2)

Metcalf CJE, Walter KS, Wesolowski A, et al. Identifying climate drivers of infectious disease dynamics: recent advances and challenges ahead. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2017 Aug 16;284(1860)

Paull SH, Horton DE, Ashfaq M, et al. Drought and immunity determine the intensity of West Nile virus epidemics and climate change impacts. Proc R Soc London B Biol Sci 2017 (published online Feb 8)

Prist PR, Uriarte M, Fernandes K, et al. Climate change and sugarcane expansion increase hantavirus infection risk. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jul 20;11(7):e0005705

Watts N, Adger WN, Ayeb-Karlsson S, et al. The Lancet countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change. Lancet 2016 (published online Nov 14)

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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