Malaria epidemiology and climate change
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Malaria epidemiology and climate change will the incidence of malaria in England and Wales increase with the changes in climate predicted by global warming. by Lucy Ann Hoch

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Published by Oxford Brookes University in Oxford .
Written in English


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Thesis (B.Sc.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2002 Project.

ContributionsOxford Brookes University. School of Technology. Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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  Understanding the costs that climate change will exact on society is crucial to devising an appropriate policy response. One of the channels through while climate change will affect human society is through vector-borne diseases whose epidemiology is conditioned by ambient ecology. This paper introduces the literature on malaria, its cost on society, and the consequences of climate change to Cited by: 8.   The current and potential future impact of climate change on malaria is of major public health interest 1, proposed effects of rising global temperatures on the future spread and.   Malaria and Local Effects on Climate from Land Use Change. Changing landscapes can significantly affect local weather more acutely than long-term climate change. Land cover change can influence microclimatic conditions, including temperature, evapotranspiration, and surface runoff (10, 11), all key to determining mosquito abundance and Cited by: Biology, Epidemiology, and Public Health Significance of Malaria Disease Linked to Climate Changes: /ch Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by obligate intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. As one of the most devastating globalAuthor: Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan, Kholoud Kahime, Aimrane Abdelmohcine, Abdellatif Abbaoui, Mohamed Echch.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the Causes: Plasmodium spread by mosquitos. However, the ultimate effect of climate change on malaria is far from certain, as a wide milieu of social, biotic, and abiotic factors influence the disease in non-linear ways, and the global. No one who has studied the epidemiology of malaria can fail to be impressed by the extreme diversity of the data recorded regarding parasite prevalence, period of transmission, degree of endemicity, epidemic potential and amenability to control measures in different regions of the world and even in different parts of the same country. These differences involve many separate characteristics and Cited by: Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Parasites can cause disease in humans.

  Statements on climate change and human health often focus on this region, with predictions that, by the mid st century, tens of millions more cases will occur there as a direct result of increasing temperatures (see for example). A critical aspect of Cited by: More recently, numerous authors (e.g., [4,22,31, 32, 69,73,75,]) have turned to modelling to quantify the impact of weather and climate on malaria transmission, mainly focussing on temperature. INTRODUCTION. Malaria is endemic throughout most of the tropics. Ninety-five countries and territories have ongoing transmission [].In , the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that million cases of malaria occurred worldwide, down from million cases in [].However, data for to reflect that no substantial progress was made during this period. Although it is often believed to be restricted to the tropics and developing countries, climate change could bring malaria back to Europe, especially into countries where it was present until the middle of the last century, such as Germany, where Tertian malaria or vivax malaria, a rather severe form of malaria, was prevalent in north-western 5/5(1).