Impact of climate change on vector-borne disease in the Amazon


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014. All rights reserved. Impending changes in climate regimes coupled with anthropogenic changes in land use and land cover change pose the most pressing challenges to human societies and natural ecosystems. Global climate change is predicted to disrupt seasonal periodicities and long-term trends in rainfall and temperature, altering natural climate cycles and variation. The impact of environmental change on disease transmission will determine who, when, and where human livelihoods flourish and fail. Vulnerable populations will be particularly affected-i.e., chronically disadvantaged populations who are typically poor, have limited economic opportunities and access to services, and few (if any) options to improve their quality of life. Immediate action is needed to better understand, adapt, and respond to disease burdens that will be affected by changing climate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pan, W; Branch, OL; Zaitchik, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Book Title

  • Global Climate Change and Public Health

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 210

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781461484165

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-8417-2_11

Citation Source

  • Scopus