A Human Disease Indicator for the Effects of Recent Global Climate Change

Citation:

Patz JA. A Human Disease Indicator for the Effects of Recent Global Climate Change. Proc Natl Acad Sci [Internet]. 2002;99 :12506-12508.

Abstract:

With new concerns about global warming, accompanied by greater climate variability, recent studies have focused on disease fluctuations related to shortterm or inter-annual climate oscillations (e.g., from weather extremes driven by El Niño). The question remains as to whether or not there has been any documented change in human disease trends in response to long-term climate change, since warming has already occurred over the last century. This study provides evidence that warming trends over the last century are affecting human disease. This summary is not an official abstract. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract

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