Perspectives on the public health implications of global climate change and the epidemiology of vector-borne disease
Global climate change is becoming an increasing concern among the public health community. Some researchers believe the earth is rapidly undergoing changes in temperature, sea level, population movement, and extreme weather phenomenon. With these geographic, meteorological, and social changes come increased threats to human health. One of these threats is the spread of vector-borne infectious diseases. The changes mentioned above are believed to contribute to increased arthropod survival, transmission, and habitation. These changes, in turn, lead to increased incidence among neighboring human populations. It is also argued that human action may play more of a role than climate change. This systematic review served to determine whether or not climate change poses a significant risk to human exposure and increased incidence of vector-borne disease.
Rinderknecht, Jennifer, "Perspectives on the public health implications of global climate change and the epidemiology of vector-borne disease" (2009). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1467464.