ND-ECI Virtual Seminar: Rachel Baker

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Location: Zoom

Rachel Baker

Climate drivers of infectious disease: past, present and future

Rachel Baker, Postdoctoral Research Associate, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University.

Abstract: The climate is a known driver of many infectious diseases. For directly-transmitted infections, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the climate determines seasonal patterns of infection and geographic differences in epidemic intensity. Given this relationship, climate change could play a role in altering future infection patterns, however key questions remain. In this talk, I will discuss the implications of climate change for directly-transmitted diseases, and the differing role climate plays for endemic diseases versus pandemic outbreaks such as SARS-CoV-2. 

 

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Originally published at environmentalchange.nd.edu.

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