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Aggravation of Human Diseases and Climate Change Nexus

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Resources Recycling Department, University of Science and Technology, (UST), 217, Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-34113, Korea
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Center for Carbon Mineralization, Mineral Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), 124 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-34132, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(15), 2799; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152799
Received: 17 July 2019 / Revised: 31 July 2019 / Accepted: 1 August 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Climate Change)
For decades, researchers have debated whether climate change has an adverse impact on diseases, especially infectious diseases. They have identified a strong relationship between climate variables and vector’s growth, mortality rate, reproduction, and spatiotemporal distribution. Epidemiological data further indicates the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases post every single extreme weather event. Based on studies conducted mostly between 1990-2018, three aspects that resemble the impact of climate change impact on diseases are: (a) emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne diseases, (b) impact of extreme weather events, and (c) social upliftment with education and adaptation. This review mainly examines and discusses the impact of climate change based on scientific evidences in published literature. Humans are highly vulnerable to diseases and other post-catastrophic effects of extreme events, as evidenced in literature. It is high time that human beings understand the adverse impacts of climate change and take proper and sustainable control measures. There is also the important requirement for allocation of effective technologies, maintenance of healthy lifestyles, and public education. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; infectious diseases; pathogens; vectors; human adaptation climate change; infectious diseases; pathogens; vectors; human adaptation
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Khan, M.D.; Thi Vu, H.H.; Lai, Q.T.; Ahn, J.W. Aggravation of Human Diseases and Climate Change Nexus. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2799. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152799

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Khan MD, Thi Vu HH, Lai QT, Ahn JW. Aggravation of Human Diseases and Climate Change Nexus. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(15):2799. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152799

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Khan, Mohd D., Hong H. Thi Vu, Quang T. Lai, and Ji W. Ahn 2019. "Aggravation of Human Diseases and Climate Change Nexus" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 15: 2799. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152799

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