Special Issue "Climate-Change Effects on the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and the Impacts on Northern Societies "
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: Infectious diseases, human health, climate change, Arctic issues, epidemiology, parasitology, diagnostics
A key objective: to clarify the impacts of climate change on humans and animals among animal husbandry households, which are particularly exposed and sensitive to such changes, through the changed geographical distribution and epidemiology of CSI. We have further aimed to turn this new understanding into practical tools for decision-makers responsible for the development of northern societies, both by providing relevant data in an accessible form and by contributing to the development of an early warning system for increased risk of spread of CSI at the local level.
CLINF addresses a central issue in planning for responsible development in the North: understanding the impact of climate change on the geographical distribution and epidemiology of climate sensitive infections (CSIs) and the consequences for Arctic health, economies, and societies. This has been a neglected problem that is likely to have a profound effect on northern societies, and a key objective of CLINF has been to clarify the effects on humans and animals, especially among animal husbandry households, which are particularly exposed and sensitive to such changes. As a result, CLINF is almost entirely concerned with impacts. However, we have gone further to turn this new understanding into practical tools for decision-makers responsible for the development of northern societies. Disease does not respect national boundaries, and the problem addressed by CLINF is a challenge faced across the pan-Arctic region. Our major efforts are focused on Nordic datasets and Nordic problems, but Russian colleagues have also been involved. CLINF has assembled an outstanding multidisciplinary team with high international profiles, and it aims to deliver international class science that meets societal needs using methods that can be applied across the Arctic. What follows should therefore be understood in this international context.
Dr. Birgitta Evengård
Dr. Tomas Thierfelder
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- climate change
- infectious diseases
- One Health
- societal impacts