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Climate change and infectious disease: time for a new normal?

Heffernan, C. (2015) Climate change and infectious disease: time for a new normal? Lancet Infectious Disease, 15 (2). pp. 143-144. ISSN 1473-3099

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)71077-1

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At present, there is a clarion call for action on climate change across the global health landscape. At the recent WHO-sponsored conference on health and climate (held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Aug 27–29, 2014) and the UN Climate Summit (New York, USA, on Sept 23, 2014), participants were encouraged to act decisively to change the current trajectory of climate disruption. Health inequalities, including those related to infectious diseases, have now been pushed to centre stage. This approach represents a step-change in thinking. But as we are urged toward collective action, is it time to rethink our approach to research, especially in relation to climate change and infectious disease?

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Livelihoods Research
ID Code:39125
Publisher:Elsevier

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