Climate change and infectious diseases in Australia: Future prospects, adaptation options, and research priorities

David Harley, Peng Bi, Gillian Hall, Ashwin Swaminathan, Shilu Tong, Craig Williams

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Climate change will have significant and diverse impacts on human health. These impacts will include changes in infectious disease incidence. In this article, the authors review the current situation and potential future climate change impacts for respiratory, diarrheal, and vectorborne diseases in Australia. Based on this review, the authors suggest adaptive strategies within the health sector and also recommend future research priorities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Arbovirus
  • Climate change
  • Communicable diseases
  • Diarrhea
  • Human
  • Infantile
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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