Challenges in developing methods for quantifying the effects of weather and climate on water-associated diseases: A systematic review

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Lo Iacono, Giovanni ; Armstrong, Ben ; Fleming, Lora E. ; Elson, Richard ; Kovats, Sari ; Vardoulakis, Sotiris ; Nichols, Gordon L. (2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, volume 11, issue 6 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5481148, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005659
  • Subject: Research Article | Earth Sciences | Natural Resources | Infectious Diseases | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Water Pollution | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Engineering and Technology | Atmospheric Science | Pollution | Water Resources | Pathogens | Flatworms | Weather | Environmental Engineering | Animals | Climate Change | Biology and Life Sciences | Meteorology | Pulmonology | Respiratory Infections | RC955-962 | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Climatology | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Invertebrates

Infectious diseases attributable to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene (e.g. Cholera, Leptospirosis, Giardiasis) remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in low-income countries. Climate and weather factors are known to affect the transm... View more
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