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Extreme Weather Events and Infectious Disease Outbreaks

McMichael, A.J. (2015). Extreme Weather Events and Infectious Disease Outbreaks. (Abstract only.) 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.
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