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Climate suitability for infectious disease transmission - Vibrio


Vibrio bacteria are found in brackish marine waters and cause a range of human infections, including gastroenteritis, wound infections, septicaemia and cholera. This indicator assesses the influence of a changing climate on the environmental suitability for the transmission of these infectious diseases.


The results are derived on the basis of suitable climate conditions only, and do not include other potentially important drivers (e.g. globalisation), environmental predictors of pathogenic Vibrio infections (e.g., cholorphyll-a, turbidity) nor disease case data

Reference information

  • Estimates for SST were obtained from NOAA Optimum Interpolation 1/4 Degree Daily Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) Analysis version 2 for the period 1982-2019. This dataset is provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD.57

  • The salinity fields were created from daily data obtained from Mercator Ocean Reanalysis
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 17 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 26 2021

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