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Indicator

Vector-borne diseases

Description

  • The transmission cycles of vector-borne diseases are sensitive to climatic factors but also to land use, vector control, human behaviour and public health capacities.
  • Climate change is regarded as the main factor behind the observed northward and upward move of the tick species Ixodes ricinus in parts of Europe.
  • Climate change is projected to lead to further northward and upward shifts in the distribution of I. ricinus. It is also expected to affect the habitat suitability for a wide range of disease vectors, including Aedes albopictus and phlebotomine species of sandflies, in both directions.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA – Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012

Keywords

CLIM037, Chikungunya, Lyme disease, dengue, human health, malaria, sandfly vector, ticks, tiger mosquito

Climate impacts

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Health

Geographic characterization

Europe

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