Emerging, Reemerging Viral Infections and Climate Change is a timely look at the impacts of global warming on the spread of infectious disease. As average world temperatures continue to rise, current climate change scenarios suggest that there will be a significant increase in the areas suitable for vector-borne viral transmission to humans. Viral Infections and Climate Change offers detailed descriptions of the epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis and host pathogen interactions of a variety of these viral threats, as well as discussion of a host of other factors in the spread of infectious disease. The introduction of microbes and vectors through increased trans-boundary travel, and the expanding prevalence of drug and pesticide resistance are just a few of the trends generating concern about emerging and re-emerging viral infections.
With up to date information on the clinical aspects as well as the basic science of major human viral hemorrhagic fevers, Emerging, Reemerging Viral Infections and Climate Change will be a useful resource for professionals in biology medicine, and veterinerary science working in ecology, environmental management, climatology, neurovirology, virology, and infectious disease.
Table of Contents
1. The arrival, establishment and spread of exotic diseases: patterns and predictions.
2. Epidemiological processes involved in the emergence of vector-borne diseases: West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever, Japanese encephalitis and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.
3. Impact of climate change and other factors on emerging arbovirus diseases.
4. Global climate change and the emergence/re-emergence of infectious diseases.
5. Disease emergence from global climate and land use change.
6. Influence of climate change on mosquito development and mosquito-borne diseases in Europe.
7. Challenges in predicting climate and environmental effects on vector-borne disease episystems in a changing world.
8. Climate and vectorborne diseases.
9. Tick-borne encephalitis virus, ticks and humans: short-term and long-term dynamics.
10. Common themes in changing vector-borne disease scenarios.
11. Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence of Infectious Diseases
12. Exotic emerging viral diseases: progress and challenges
13. Advances in detecting and responding to threats from bioterrorism and emerging Viral Infections
14. The arrival, establishment and spread of viral infections: patterns and predictions
15. Transmission cycles, host range, evolution and emergence of arboviral diseases
16. Advances in detecting and responding to emerging infectious disease
17. Emerging Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System
18. Influenza: old and new threats
19. Animal Migration and Infectious Disease Risk
20. Challenges in predicting climate and environmental effects on vector-borne disease episystems in a changing world
21. Climate change and health: global to local influences on disease risk
22. Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases