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The Resource Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary, rapporteurs, David A. Relman ... [et al.] ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)

Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary, rapporteurs, David A. Relman ... [et al.] ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)

Label
Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary
Title
Global climate change and extreme weather events
Title remainder
understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
rapporteurs, David A. Relman ... [et al.] ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Long before the germ theory of disease was described, late in the nineteenth century, humans knew that climatic conditions influence the appearance and spread of epidemic diseases. Ancient notions about the effects of weather and climate on disease remained embedded in our collective consciousness through expressions such as "cold" for rhinovirus infections, "malaria: derived from the Latin for bad air; and the common complaint of feeling "under the weather." Today, evidence is mounting that the earth's climate is changing at a faster rate than previously appreciated, leading researchers to view the longstanding relationships between climate and disease with new urgency and from a global perspective. On December 4 and 5, 2007, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC to consider the possible infectious disease impacts of global climate change and extreme weather events on human, animal, and plant health, as well as their expected implications for global and national security
Cataloging source
VVK
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • QC903
  • QC981.8.C5
LC item number
G56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Relman, David A
  • Hamburg, Margaret A
  • Choffnes, Eileen R
  • Mack, Alison
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weather
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • Climate
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Exposure
Label
Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary, rapporteurs, David A. Relman ... [et al.] ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1492784
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 279 p.
Isbn
9780309124027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary, rapporteurs, David A. Relman ... [et al.] ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1492784
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 279 p.
Isbn
9780309124027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Specific material designation
remote

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