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Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1574-891X
ISSN (Online): 2212-4071
VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1574891X11308010003









Climate Change, Climate Variability and Brucellosis

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Author(s): Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
Pages 4-12 (9)
Abstract:
In addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods, climate change is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity, altering the composition of global atmosphere. This phenomenon continues to be a significant and global threat for the humankind, and its impact compromises many aspects of the society at different levels, including health. The impact of climate change on zoonotic diseases has been largely ignored, particularly brucellosis. We here review some direct and indirect evidences of the impact of climate change and climate variability on brucellosis.
Keywords:
Animal, brucellosis, climate change, climate variability, ecoepidemiology, epidemiology, human, zoonoses, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease
Affiliation:
Oficina de Investigacion Científica, Cooperativa de Entidades de Salud de Risaralda (COODE SURIS), Avenida 30 de Agosto N° 87-298, Comuna Olimpica, Pereira 660001, Risaralda, Colombia.