Extreme Weather Events and Infectious Disease Outbreaks
McMichael, A.J. (2015). Extreme Weather Events and Infectious Disease Outbreaks. Virulence. 6(6):539-43.
The author discusses infectious disease risks associated with extreme weather events, drawing on recent experiences, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2010 Pakistan mega-floods. Historical examples from previous centuries of epidemics and "pestilence" associated with extreme weather disasters and climatic changes are also discussed.