Climate Change and its effects on Vector Borne Diseases in India

Joyce Felicia Vaghela, Abha Mangal

Abstract


The world is witnessing Climate change. This change has already started affecting air quality, food production, water supply, coastal settlements and human health. Vector-borne diseases account for over 17% of all infectious diseases. There is increasing evidence about the impact of climate change on Vector Borne Diseases. We collected secondary data in September 2017 from published articles, journals, reports, and books on this major issue to discuss the effects of climate change on VBDs in India through this article. This paper will briefly review the changing epidemiology of the most important vector-borne diseases in India.


Keywords


Carbon Emissions, CO2 Concentrations, Temperature changes, Precipitation changes and Vectors

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