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Climate, Ecology, and Infectious Human Disease

  • James L. A. Webb
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Abstract

This chapter provides an historical overview of the relationship between climate change, ecological change, and infectious human disease. It argues that the forces of climate have long been determinative in establishing the ecological parameters within which human beings and the pathogens that have caused infectious disease have coexisted. Our best understandings of the interactions of climate, ecology, and infectious human disease are based on the integration of perspectives from the biological, social, and historical sciences.

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  • James L. A. Webb
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  1. 1.Colby CollegeWatervilleUSA

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