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Prospective study of the impact of climate change on vector-borne diseases: a generic research protocol

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New Delhi: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

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Number of pages: 49
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: SEA-CD-206

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Many diseases related to environmental factors have recently emerged worldwide and are of serious concern. To find early evidence of impact of climate change on vector-borne disease required studies. The outcome of retrospective studies elicits some climatic factors associated with increased incidence of vector-borne diseases. Validation of identified indicators is necessary to ascertain their role in disease transmission. Prospective studies may help for developing preparedness plan to address the negative impacts. The various models for impact assessment studies can be considered the countries to assess the scenarios.