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Climate Change, Climate Variability and Brucellosis

Author(s): Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Affiliation: Oficina de Investigacion Científica, Cooperativa de Entidades de Salud de Risaralda (COODE SURIS), Avenida 30 de Agosto N° 87-298, Comuna Olimpica, Pereira 660001, Risaralda, Colombia.

Keywords: Animal, brucellosis, climate change, climate variability, ecoepidemiology, epidemiology, human, zoonoses, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease

Abstract:

In addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods, climate change is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity, altering the composition of global atmosphere. This phenomenon continues to be a significant and global threat for the humankind, and its impact compromises many aspects of the society at different levels, including health. The impact of climate change on zoonotic diseases has been largely ignored, particularly brucellosis. We here review some direct and indirect evidences of the impact of climate change and climate variability on brucellosis.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
Page: [4 - 12]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1574891X11308010003