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Main Title Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Relman, David A.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 262478964
ISBN 9780309124027; 0309124026
Subjects Weather--Congresses ; Climate--Congresses ; Communicable Diseases, Emerging--epidemiology--Congresses ; Disease Outbreaks--Congresses ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects--Congresses ; Climatic changes--Health aspects ; Weather--Environmental aspects ; Weather--Health aspects ; Communicable diseases--Environmental aspects ; Epidemics--Environmental aspects
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academy Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?recordid=12435
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  QC981.8.C5 G56 2008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/03/2012
Collation xxi, 279 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes 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.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Access Notes Also issued online.
Corporate Au Added Ent Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats.; National Academies Press (U.S.)
PUB Date Free Form c2008
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2009417545
OCLC Time Stamp 20111229182905
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03327cam 2200577 a 45020