Globale Erwärmung und Ausbreitung von Infektionskrankheiten

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  • Barbara Ebert
  • B. Fleischer

At the end of the twentieth century, tropical infectious diseases increased despite earlier successes of eradication campaigns. As a global warming of 1.4-5.8°C is anticipated to occur by 2100, mainly the vector-borne tropical diseases that are particularly sensitive to climate are expected to spread. Although biological reasons seemingly support this hypothesis, ecological and socioeconomic factors have in the past proven to be stronger driving forces for the spread of infectious disease than climate.

Translated title of the contributionGlobal warming and spread of infectious diseases
Original languageGerman
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005