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- Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases: Insights, Advances, and Challenges
The world has developed an elaborate global health system as a bulwark against known and unknown infectious disease threats. The system consists of various formal and informal networks of organizations that serve different stakeholders; have varying goals, modalities, resources, and accountability; operate at different regional levels i. The evolving global health system has done much to protect and promote human health.
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Volume , April 4, Climate change and infectious diseases: The challenges. Hyacinthe, QC. Ogden NH, Gachon P. Climate change and infectious diseases: What can we expect? Can Commun Dis Rep ;45 4 — Keywords: climate change, vector-borne disease, foodborne, temperature, precipitation, chronic disease, Lyme disease, mosquito-borne diseases. Global climate change, driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, is being particularly felt in Canada, with warming generally greater than in the rest of the world.
Continued warming will be accompanied by changes in precipitation, which will vary across the country and seasons, and by increasing climate variability and extreme weather events.
Climate change will likely drive the emergence of infectious diseases in Canada by northward spread from the United States and introduction from elsewhere in the world via air and sea transport.
Diseases endemic to Canada are also likely to re-emerge. This special issue describes key infectious disease risks associated with climate change. These include emergence of tick-borne diseases in addition to Lyme disease, the possible introduction of exotic mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, more epidemics of Canada-endemic vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, and increased incidence of foodborne illnesses.
Risk is likely to be compounded by an aging population affected by chronic diseases, which results in greater sensitivity to infectious diseases. Identifying emerging disease risks is essential to assess our vulnerability, and a starting point to identify where public health effort is required to reduce the vulnerability and exposure of the Canadian population. The articles in this edition of the Canada Communicable Disease Report provide insight into how climate change may increase the number and extent of vector-borne diseases and increase the incidence of foodborne infections in Canada Footnote 1 Footnote 2 Footnote 3 Footnote 4.
In this editorial, we summarize recent and projected future climate change in Canada; how climate change may affect infectious disease emergence and re-emergence; and how, in light of the changing demographics and health of Canadians, these changes may impact risks from infectious diseases. The years to were clearly warmer than any previous years Footnote 6 , and the last three decades were warmer than any decade since Footnote 7.
This trend varies geographically, with greater and faster warming over the Arctic and sub-Arctic basins, particularly in northeastern Canada, due to the rapid decrease of sea-ice and snow cover Footnote 8 Footnote 9. Mean air temperature will continue to increase as greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise due to human activities.
Predicted changes in annual total precipitation include slight increases in precipitation in the Prairie provinces and greater precipitation mostly rain in northern and eastern Canada. However, projections for precipitation are associated with less robust estimates than those for temperature Figure 1. In the future, warming is expected to be greater in northeastern Canada up to 8.
Figure 2: Observed and projected annual changes in daily mean temperature over northeastern Canada Figure 2 footnote a : — compared with — Long-term changes in temperature and precipitation are expected to be accompanied by increased variability in temperatures and rainfall from one year to the next, as well as extreme weather events, including heat waves and heavy rainfall events that increases the risks of flooding Footnote Precipitation intensity is projected to increase substantially over time corresponding with the rate of warming, also affecting southern and eastern areas of Canada.
Over the past 10 years, we have seen the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases globally, including Ebola virus disease in Africa, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus MERS-CoV in the Middle East and Zika virus disease, chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue in the Americas. These have posed great challenges for public health. There are multiple drivers of disease emergence, including those associated with environmental including climatic changes; social and demographic changes including globalization; and changes in public health systems and policies Footnote Endemic diseases can re-emerge i.
Climate and climate change may directly impact infectious disease emergence and re-emergence via effects on pathogen survival, arthropod vector survival and reproduction, contamination of water and, in the case of zoonoses, abundance of reservoir hosts the animals that harbour the microbes.
Such direct effects of climate change on the ecology, and transmission to humans, of infectious agents have been the focus of previous national Footnote 16 Footnote 17 and international assessments Footnote 18 Footnote 19 Footnote However, climate change may have indirect impacts on disease emergence and re-emergence, by affecting other environmental and social changes, and by impacting public health systems.
Effects of climate change on ecosystems, including effects on biodiversity, may alter the risk of a new zoonoses originating from wildlife Footnote 21 Footnote In addition, climate change may negatively impact economies globally, particularly those of low and middle income countries.
This may directly, or via increased frequency of conflicts, reduce infectious disease control and contribute to increasing densities of infectious agents in countries outside North America. Negative impacts on low- and middle-income economies may drive increased economic or refugee migration, increasing importation of infectious diseases into Canada Footnote The combined effects of all these factors lead to three expected, broad impacts of climate change:.
Figure 3: A summary of climate change effects on infectious disease risks for Canada Figure 3 footnote a. This figure is a graphical illustration that summarizes the climate change effects on infectious disease risks for Canada. The long-term climate changes and increased climate variability will affect the different infectious disease risks:. The long-term changes in temperature and precipitation, increased climate variability and increased frequency of extreme weather events described above will affect the different infectious disease risks idiosyncratically Footnote Modelling studies are increasingly being developed to assist with the prediction of effects of climate change on infectious diseases to allow us to be better prepared for these changing risks.
Changing patterns of infectious diseases in Canada due to climate change also need to be considered in the context of other disease trends associated with the changing demography and health of Canadians. The Canadian population is aging and increasingly affected by chronic illnesses. This means that both infectious and chronic disease risks will need to be considered together Footnote The risk from infectious diseases comprises two aspects: the likelihood of exposure and sensitivity i.
These will likely increase with climate change. At the same time, the severity of infectious disease outcomes will likely be greater in populations that are increasingly elderly and affected by chronic diseases. This seems to be the case for vector-borne viruses such as West Nile virus Footnote With increased temperatures and spatial and temporal variability in precipitation patterns, this will likely increase the risk of acquiring Lyme disease and West Nile virus, already well-established in Canada, as well as other tick-borne, mosquito-borne and foodborne diseases.
More detailed overviews of current and projected from climate change—mediated infectious disease risks are presented in the articles in this issue. Risk is likely to be compounded by the fact that in Canada we have an aging population increasingly affected by chronic diseases who may develop more severe infections than the young and healthy.
Identifying these risks is a key activity to assessing our vulnerability as a nation, and a starting point to identifying where public health effort is required to reduce the vulnerability and exposure of the Canadian population. NHO and PG conceptualized and co-wrote the article, NHO provided the public health and infectious diseases components and PG provided the information on climate change. Decisions were taken by the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Patricia Huston. You will not receive a reply.
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Volume , April 4, Climate change and infectious diseases: The challenges Editorial Climate change and infectious diseases: What can we expect? Abstract Global climate change, driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, is being particularly felt in Canada, with warming generally greater than in the rest of the world.
Introduction The articles in this edition of the Canada Communicable Disease Report provide insight into how climate change may increase the number and extent of vector-borne diseases and increase the incidence of foodborne infections in Canada Footnote 1 Footnote 2 Footnote 3 Footnote 4.
Figure 3: A summary of climate change effects on infectious disease risks for Canada Figure 3 footnote a Text description: Figure 3 Figure 3: A summary of climate change effects on infectious disease risks for Canada Figure 3 footnote a This figure is a graphical illustration that summarizes the climate change effects on infectious disease risks for Canada.
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Deadly by the Dozen: 12 Diseases Climate Change May Worsen
Global warming and the associated climate changes are predictable. They are enhanced by burning of fossil fuels and the emission of huge amounts of CO 2 gas which resulted in greenhouse effect. As a result, the earth will exhibit marked climatic changes characterized by extremer weather events in the coming decades, such as the increase in temperature, rainfall, summertime, droughts, more frequent and stronger tornadoes and hurricanes. A complex mixture of various environmental conditions e. The availability of suitable vectors is a precondition for the emergence of vector-borne pathogens. Climate changes and global warming will have catastrophic effects on human, animal and environmental ecosystems. Pathogens, especially neglected tropical disease agents, are expected to emerge and re-emerge in several countries including Europe and North America.
Volume , April 4, Climate change and infectious diseases: The challenges. Hyacinthe, QC. Ogden NH, Gachon P. Climate change and infectious diseases: What can we expect? Can Commun Dis Rep ;45 4 —
Data on transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 from preschool-age children to children and adults are limited. A 4-year-old child, probably infected by his grandmother, attended the center during the presymptomatic period February 19—21, At the center, persons children and 36 adults were identified as contacts; 44 Two close contacts 1 child and 1 adult showed development of symptoms on the last day of quarantine. However, subsequent test results were negative. This investigation adds indirect evidence of low potential infectivity in a childcare setting with exposure to a presymptomatic child.
Medicine, for their helpful advice in the writing of this paper. We are particularly GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE 17 Deforestation, land clearance and “new” or “emerging” infections. Control of communicable diseases manual, 16th edition. Washington.
Infectious Disease Threats in the Twenty-First Century: Strengthening the Global Response
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Research has also evaluated actions that could be taken—and in some cases are already being taken—to limit the magnitude of future climate change and adapt to its impacts. In the United States, a series of reports by the U. Internationally, scientific information about climate change is periodically assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC , most recently in
Forecasting the impacts of climate change on Aedes -borne viruses—especially dengue, chikungunya, and Zika—is a key component of public health preparedness. We apply an empirically parameterized model of viral transmission by the vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. Our results show that if mosquito range shifts track optimal temperature ranges for transmission However, the differing thermal niches of the two vectors produce different patterns of shifts under climate change.
Bird flu , cholera , Ebola , plague and tuberculosis are just a few of the diseases likely to spread and get worse as a result of climate change , according to a report released yesterday by the Wildlife Conservation Society WCS. To prevent such ailments from becoming as destructive as the "black death" which wiped out a third of Europe's population in the 14th century or the flu pandemic of which killed an estimated 20 million to 40 million people worldwide, including between , and , people in the U. Babesiosis : This malarialike disease carried by ticks is endemic in the tropics, but has cropped up everywhere from Italy to Long Island, N. It is rare in humans at present and seldom deadly treatable with antibiotics but may become more problematic as the globe warms, providing more welcoming environments.
Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases: Insights, Advances, and Challenges
Infectious diseases are a significant burden on public health and economic stability of societies all over the world. They have for centuries been among the leading causes of death and disability and presented growing challenges to health security and human progress. The threat posed by infectious diseases is further deepened by the continued emergence of new, unrecognized, and old infectious disease epidemics of global impact. Over the past three and half decades at least 30 new infectious agents affecting humans have emerged, most of which are zoonotic and their origins have been shown to correlate significantly with socioeconomic, environmental, and ecological factors. As these factors continue to increase, putting people in increased contact with the disease causing pathogens, there is concern that infectious diseases may continue to present a formidable challenge.
As the global climate changes, its effects on the environment are increasingly evident. Average global temperatures are rising, precipitation patterns are shifting, and the frequency of extreme weather events is growing, with impacts on the distribution and viability of all life forms. For human health, one emerging concern is that we do not fully understand how the geographic ranges of vector-borne diseases—those caused by parasites, bacteria, and viruses transmitted to humans via an intermediate host organism—are being influenced by climate change. According to the World Health Organization WHO , major vector-borne diseases account for about 17 percent of all infectious diseases and lead to , deaths per year.
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