Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Chapter 6 – Infectious diseases
May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
In this webinar, Dr. Nick Ogden from the Public Health Agency of Canada will present the methodology and contents of the Infectious Diseases chapter of the recently released report- Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing Our Knowledge for Action.
The chapter highlights the impacts of climate change on risks from infectious diseases of importance for public health in Canada, including those that are current, known disease risks (e.g., Lyme disease, West Nile virus) and new risks that may emerge. It identifies the evidence to date of changing patterns that could be, or are, attributable to recent climate change. Current capacity for adaptation for increasing/changing infectious disease risks will be explored, and gaps and future opportunities identified.