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Global Consequences of Land Use
Land use has generally been considered a local environmental issue, but it is becoming a force of global importance. Worldwide changes to forests, farmlands, waterways, and air are being driven byExpand
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Temperature and mortality in 11 cities of the eastern United States.
Episodes of extremely hot or cold temperatures are associated with increased mortality. Time-series analyses show an association between temperature and mortality across a range of less extremeExpand
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Impact of regional climate change on human health
The World Health Organisation estimates that the warming and precipitation trends due to anthropogenic climate change of the past 30 years already claim over 150,000 lives annually. Many prevalentExpand
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Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis.
Current evidence suggests that inter-annual and inter-decadal climate variability have a direct influence on the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. This evidence has been assessed at theExpand
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The association between extreme precipitation and waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States, 1948-1994.
OBJECTIVES Rainfall and runoff have been implicated in site-specific waterborne disease outbreaks. Because upward trends in heavy precipitation in the United States are projected to increase withExpand
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Effects of environmental change on emerging parasitic diseases.
Ecological disturbances exert an influence on the emergence and proliferation of malaria and zoonotic parasitic diseases, including, Leishmaniasis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, trypanosomiasis,Expand
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Unhealthy Landscapes: Policy Recommendations on Land Use Change and Infectious Disease Emergence
Anthropogenic land use changes drive a range of infectious disease outbreaks and emergence events and modify the transmission of endemic infections. These drivers include agricultural encroachment,Expand
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Climate variability and change in the United States: potential impacts on vector- and rodent-borne diseases.
Diseases such as plague, typhus, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever, transmitted between humans by blood-feeding arthropods, were once common in the United States. Many of these diseases are noExpand
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The effect of deforestation on the human-biting rate of Anopheles darlingi, the primary vector of Falciparum malaria in the Peruvian Amazon.
To examine the impact of tropical rain-forest destruction on malaria, we conducted a year-long study of the rates at which the primary malaria vector in the Amazon, Anopheles darlingi, fed on humansExpand
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Climate variability and change in the United States: potential impacts on water- and foodborne diseases caused by microbiologic agents.
Exposure to waterborne and foodborne pathogens can occur via drinking water (associated with fecal contamination), seafood (due to natural microbial hazards, toxins, or wastewater disposal) or freshExpand
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