The effect of climate change on the incidence of infectious diseases in the old continent

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Εκτίμηση και Διαχείριση Επαγγελματικού, Περιβαλλοντικού και Φαρμακευτικού κινδύνου
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2022-05-12
Year:
2022
Author:
Koilou Anastasia
Supervisors info:
Ριζά Έλενα, ΕΔΙΠ, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Καντζανού Μαρία, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Ψαλτοπούλου Θεοδώρα, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η επίδραση της κλιματικής αλλαγής στη συχνότητα εμφάνισης λοιμωδών νοσημάτων στη γηραιά ήπειρο
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The effect of climate change on the incidence of infectious diseases in the old continent
Summary:
The effect of climate change on the incidence of infectious diseases in the old continent
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. Climate directly affects health through extreme climatic conditions, air quality, rising sea levels and multifaceted influences on food production systems and water resources. Climate also affects infectious diseases, which have played an important role in human history, influencing the rise and fall of civilizations and facilitating the conquest of new lands. In addition, one of the greatest scourges of our time is air pollution, due not only to its effects on climate change but also to its effects on public and private health due to increasing morbidity and mortality.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the significant changes that have taken place in the average temperature of the earth and the impact it has on the outbreak of diseases, both those transmitted by vectors and those due to air pollutants. Diseases that occur due to pollutants include mainly respiratory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, bronchiolitis and also lung cancer, cardiovascular events, central nervous system dysfunctions and skin diseases. The diseases that are revived due to transmitters are malaria, cholera and allergic reactions.
This study concludes that the only way to tackle this problem is through public awareness combined with an interdisciplinary approach by scientific experts. National and international organizations must address this threat and propose sustainable solutions.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Air pollution, Environment, Health, Public health, Gas emissions, Policy
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
44
Number of pages:
47
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