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Linking climate and infectious disease trends in the Northern/Arctic Region

Ma, Yan and Destouni, Georgia and Kalantari, Zahra and Omazic, Anna and Evengård, Birgitta and Berggren, Camilla and Thierfelder, Tomas (2021). Linking climate and infectious disease trends in the Northern/Arctic Region. Scientific Reports. 11 , 20678
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Abstract

Recognition of climate-sensitive infectious diseases is crucial for mitigating health threats from climate change. Recent studies have reasoned about potential climate sensitivity of diseases in the Northern/Arctic Region, where climate change is particularly pronounced. By linking disease and climate data for this region, we here comprehensively quantify empirical climate-disease relationships. Results show significant relationships of borreliosis, leptospirosis, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), Puumala virus infection, cryptosporidiosis, and Q fever with climate variables related to temperature and freshwater conditions. These data-driven results are consistent with previous reasoning-based propositions of climate-sensitive infections as increasing threats for humans, with notable exceptions for TBE and leptospirosis. For the latter, the data imply decrease with increasing temperature and precipitation experienced in, and projected for, the Northern/Arctic Region. This study provides significant data-based underpinning for simplified empirical assessments of the risks of several infectious diseases under future climate change.

Authors/Creators:Ma, Yan and Destouni, Georgia and Kalantari, Zahra and Omazic, Anna and Evengård, Birgitta and Berggren, Camilla and Thierfelder, Tomas
Title:Linking climate and infectious disease trends in the Northern/Arctic Region
Series Name/Journal:Scientific Reports
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:11
Article number:20678
Number of Pages:9
ISSN:2045-2322
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114023
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114023
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1038/s41598-021-00167-z
Otherhttps://rdcu.be/czMue
ID Code:25874
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Oct 2021 04:25
Metadata Last Modified:20 Oct 2021 05:01

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