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Health 12-11-2009

Scientist: Climate change ‘playing havoc’ with health systems

Global warming has brought an increase in heat-related deaths, food poisoning and tick-borne diseases, but flu pandemics may decline as temperatures rise, according to Jan Semenza, scientific advisor at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Health 09-04-2008

WHO: Health effects of climate change already tangible

As the health effects of climate change are already being observed, the EU should quickly boost its response capacity by improving early warning and surveillance of infectious diseases and establishing a sound communication system with the population, argues the World Health Organisation's Dr. Nata Menabde in an interview with EURACTIV. 
Health 09-10-2007

Health expert: impact of climate change needs to be considered broadly

The health impact of climate change will be very broad, with issues ranging from flood defence and preparedness to building regulations, housing quality, urban environment and food security - none of which are traditionally part of the health box, argues climate change and health researcher Sari Kovats.