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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 138  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 847-852

Climate change & infectious diseases in India: Implications for health care providers


1 Environment, Safety & Health Compliance Office, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Climate & Health Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA

Correspondence Address:
Paul J Schramm
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Bldg 106, Atlanta, GA, 30341
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Climate change has the potential to influence the earth's biological systems, however, its effects on human health are not well defined. Developing nations with limited resources are expected to face a host of health effects due to climate change, including vector-borne and water-borne diseases such as malaria, cholera, and dengue. This article reviews common and prevalent infectious diseases in India, their links to climate change, and how health care providers might discuss preventive health care strategies with their patients.


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