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TitleInfectious diseases
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorOgden, N H; Bouchard, C; Brankston, G; Brown, E M; Corrin, T; Dibernardo, A; Drebot, M A; Fisman, D N; Galanis, E; Greer, A; Jenkins, E; Kus, J V; Leighton, P A; Lindsay, L R; Lowe, A -M; Ludwig, A; Morris, S K; Ng, V; Vrbova, L; Waddell, L; Wood, H
SourceHealth of Canadians in a changing climate: advancing our knowledge for action; by Berry, P (ed.); Schnitter, R (ed.); 2022 p. 366-467, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
PublisherGovernment of Canada
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is contained in Health of Canadians in a changing climate: advancing our knowledge for action
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Maladies infectieuses
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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SubjectsNature and Environment; Health and Safety; Science and Technology; climate effects; Climate change; Climate change adaptation; Health; Health system capacity; Health system resilience; cumulative effects
Illustrationsschematic representations; tables; sketch maps; flow diagrams; bar graphs; time series; cartoons
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Canada in a Changing Climate
Released2022 02 09
Climate change is affecting the risk from infectious diseases. There is evidence that the recent emergence of Lyme disease in Canada has been driven by climate warming, making more of Canada suitable for the ticks that carry the disease. Emergence of other insect-borne diseases, such as eastern equine encephalitis, could have been facilitated by a warming climate, and epidemics of West Nile virus infection have likely been driven by variability in weather and climate, which will increase with climate change. The risk from a very wide range of other infectious diseases is also known to be sensitive to weather and climate. Changes to geographic and seasonal patterns of these diseases in North America, and increased risk of importation of climate-sensitive diseases from further afield, are likely to pose increased risks to Canadians in coming decades. Adaptation measures include assessments of risk and vulnerability, integrated surveillance and early warning systems using emerging technologies, and a 'One Health' approach that integrates human, animal, and environmental health.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This chapter examines the impacts of climate change on risks from infectious diseases of importance for public health in Canada, including known disease risks and those that may emerge.

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