Climate change and waterborne and vector‐borne disease

  title={Climate change and waterborne and vector‐borne disease},
  author={P. Hunter},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
  • P. Hunter
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology
  • This paper considers the potential impact on human health from waterborne and vector-borne infections. It concentrates on the impact of two possible changes to climate; increased frequency of heavy rainfall events, with associated flooding and increased temperature. Flooding is associated with increased risk of infection in developing nations but not in the West unless water sources are compromised. There have been numerous reported of outbreaks that followed flooding that led to contamination… CONTINUE READING
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