reference : Forecasted impact of climate change on infectious disease and health security in Hawaii by 2050

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Abstract Climate change is expected to cause extensive shifts in the epidemiology of infectious and vector-borne diseases. Scenarios on the effects of climate change typically attribute altered distribution of communicable diseases to a rise in average temperature and altered incidence of infectious diseases to weather extremes. Methods Recent evaluations of the effects of climate change on Hawaii have not explored this link. It may be expected that Hawaii’s natural geography and robust water, sanitation, and health care infrastructure renders residents less vulnerable to many threats that are the focus on smaller, lesser developed, and more vulnerable Pacific islands. In addition, Hawaii’s communicable disease surveillance and response system can act rapidly to counter increases in any disease above baseline and to redirect resources to deal with changes, particularly outbreaks due to exotic pathogens. Results The evidence base examined in this article consistently revealed very low climate sensitivity with respect to infectious and mosquito-borne diseases. Conclusions A community resilience model is recommended to increase adaptive capacity for all possible climate change impacts rather an approach that focuses specifically on communicable diseases. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;10:797–804)
Author Canyon, Deon V.; Speare, Rick; Burkle, Frederick M.
DOI 10.1017/dmp.2016.73
Database Provider Cambridge University Press
EPub Date 2016/08/12
ISSN 1935-7893
Issue 6
Journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Keywords infectious disease medicine; emergency preparedness; disease outbreaks; disaster planning
Name of Database Cambridge Core
Pages 797-804
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Title Forecasted impact of climate change on infectious disease and health security in Hawaii by 2050
Volume 10
Year 2016
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