Climate Change

Recent News

Dec 04, 2019

News Scan for Dec 04, 2019

Monkeypox in the UK
Impeded Ebola response
Saudi MERS case
US flu vaccine uptake
Climate change and health
Nov 14, 2019

News Scan for Nov 14, 2019

Ebola in the DRC
Climate change and infectious disease
Mosquito sterilization program
Jul 24, 2019

News Scan for Jul 24, 2019

Candida auris and climate change
Australian Listeria infections
May 08, 2019
Helicopter fighting forest fire

More states confront environmental threats to public health

The national preparedness index score was 6.7 out of 10 in 2018, a 3.1% improvement.

Apr 15, 2019

News Scan for Apr 15, 2019

Saudi MERS case
Salmonella melon outbreak
H5 avian flu in 3 countries
Vectorborne disease and climate
Apr 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 15, 2019

AMR and climate change
MDR pathogens in petting zoos
Drug-resistant bloodstream infections
MDRO on patients' hands
Europe-Duke joint venture
Dec 05, 2018

News Scan for Dec 05, 2018

Heartland virus study in Missouri
Yellow fever in South Sudan
Climate change and public health
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bryson JM, Bishop-Williams KE, Berrang-Ford L, et al. Neglected tropical diseases in the context of climate change in East Africa: a systematic scoping review. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Mar 30)

Cavicchioli R, Ripple WJ, Timmis KN, et al. Scientists' warning to humanity:microorganisms and climate change. Nat Rev Microbiol 2019 (published online Jun 18)

Crobach MJT, Notermans DW, Harmanus C, et al. Community-onset Clostridioides difficile infection in hospitalized patients in the Netherlands. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 26)

Diouf I, Fonseca BR, Caminade C, et al. Climate variability and malaria over West Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Mar 16)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Climate change: unpacking the burden of food safety. Food safety and quality series No. 8. Rome, Italy: FAO, 2020 Apr 4

Franklinos LJ, Jones KE, Redding DW, et al. The effect of global change on mosquito-borne disease. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jun 18)

Laneri K, Cabella B, Prado PI, et al. Climate drivers of malaria and its southern fringe in the Americas. PLOS One 2019 Jul 10;14(7):e0219249

Nah K, Bede-Fazekas A, Trajer AJ, et al. The potential impact of climate change on the transmission risk of tick-bore encephalitis in Hungary. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jan 13;20:34

Robert MA, Christofferson RC, Weber PD, et al. Temperature impacts on dengue emergence in the United States: investigating the role of seasonality and climate change. Epidemics 2019 (published online Jun 5)

Tippelt L, Werner D, Kampen H. Tolerance of three Aedes albopictus strains (Diptera: Culicidae) from different geographical origins towards winter temperatures under fields in northern Germany. PLOS One 2019 Jul 16;14(7):e0219553

Watts N, Amann M, Arnell N, et al. The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate. Lancet 2019 Nov 16;394(10211):1836-78

Xu Z, Bambrick H, Frentiu FD, et al. Projecting the future of dengue under climate change scenarios: progress, uncertainties and research needs. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2020 Mar 2;14(3):e0008118

Xu Z, Bambrick H, Frentiu FD, et al. Projecting the future of dengue under climate change scenarios: progress, uncertainties and research needs. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2020 Mar 2;14(3):e0008118

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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