Climate services for health: cooperation for climate informed dengue surveillance

Elsevier, The Lancet Planetary Health, July 2017
Elvina Viennet, David Harley

Threats to human health consequent upon global environmental change (eg, climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, nitrogen loading, and persistent organic pollutants) are increasing. Climate change is partly attributable to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. Extreme weather events and short-term variations in climatic conditions have direct effects on human health, such as heat-related deaths, physical injury, and mental health effects. Lifecycles of water, food, and vector-borne pathogens are also affected by climatic factors via ecological and biological processes.