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Global climate change and vector-borne diseases

RINHewS: Newsletter of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey

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Abstract

Global warming will have different effects on different diseases because of the complex and idiosynchratic interactions between vectors, hosts, and pathogens that influence transmission dynamics of each pathogen. Human activities, including urbanization, rapid global travel, and vector management, have profound effects on disease transmission that can operate on more rapid time scales than does global climate change. The general concern about global warming encouraging the spread of tropical diseases is legitimate, but the effects vary among diseases, and the ecological implications are difficult to predict.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Global climate change and vector-borne diseases
Series title:
RINHewS: Newsletter of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey
Volume
9
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2-3
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
2
Last page:
3
Number of Pages:
2