Special Issue "Climate Change and Infectious Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: vector borne diseases; climate-health interactions; social-ecological systems; climate change; human-wildlife interface; medical geography; disease ecology; tropical conservation; geospatial models
Interests: Climate-Health interactions; Social-Ecological Systems; Vector Borne Diseases; Arboviruses; Social vulnerability; Urban disease ecology; Natural disasters; Climate services for health
Climate-sensitive infectious diseases, including vector borne, water borne, and aerosolized pathogens, are increasingly threatening both vulnerable and resilient human populations as the climate changes. Whether under a scenario of long term changes in average rainfall, temperature, or storm intensity, or in a future of increased extremes, sustained climate events, or abrupt baseline shifts, the impacts of these diseases on human populations will manifest in different ways than at present.
In this Special Issue, we will present a set of papers exploring these links, potential future outcomes, and assessing infectious disease risks due to climate change. Studies aimed at understanding current links between infectious diseases and climate, and those describing and applying frameworks to explore future change, are valuable tools in public health management, and in anticipating future needs. This includes studies of climate sensitive infectious disease dynamics that employ empirical lab and field work and theoretical modeling approaches. We also welcome studies on infectious diseases that consider the interactions between climate and nonclimate drivers (e.g., social vulnerability, immune status, vector control), and studies that consider the secondary effects of climate on infectious disease dynamics, such as disease outbreaks following natural disasters as a result of population displacement, crowding, and stress.
We seek submissions under the broad remit of “Climate Change and Infectious Diseases”, with an eye to collecting together a wealth of research to inform efforts in public health, in preparation for management in a changing world.
Dr. Sadie J. Ryan
Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Diarrheal diseases
- Climate extremes
- Flood vulnerability