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Title: The Impact of Global Environmental Changes on Infectious Disease Emergence with a Focus on Risks for Brazil
Authors: Nava, Alessandra
Shimabukuro, Juliana Suieko
Shimura, Aleksei
Luz, Sérgio Luiz Bessa
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
EcoHealth Alliance. New York, NY, USA / Kingston University. London, United Kingdom.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Manaus, AM, Brasil.
Abstract: Environmental changes have a huge impact on the emergence and reemergence of certain infectious diseases, mostly in countries with high biodiversity and serious unresolved environmental, social, and economic issues. This article summarizes the most important findings with special attention to Brazil and diseases of present public health importance in the country such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, leptospirosis, leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease. An extensive literature review revealed a relationship between infectious diseases outbreaks and climate change events (El Niño, La Niña, heatwaves, droughts, floods, increased temperature, higher rainfall, and others) or environmental changes (habitat fragmentation, deforestation, urbanization, bushmeat consumption, and others). To avoid or control outbreaks, integrated surveillance systems and effective outreach programs are essential. Due to strong global and local in fluence on emergence of infectious diseases, a more holistic approach is necessary to mitigate or control them in low-income nations.
Keywords: Climate change
Weather
Disease emergence
Zoonoses
keywords: Mudança climática
Clima
Doenças emergentes
Zoonose
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: NAVA, Alessandra Nava; SHIMABUKURO, Juliana Suieko; CHMURA, Aleksei A.; LUZ, Sérgio Luiz Bessa. The Impact of Global Environmental Changes on Infectious Disease Emergence with a Focus on Risks for Brazil. ILAR Journal, London, 2017.
ISSN: 1084-2020
Copyright: open access
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