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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here: Climate Change and Global Patterns in Emerging Infectious Diseases – October 5, 2009

While the climate change debate has primarily focused on economic and ecological issues, health factors have also been identified as a concern. At SickKids’ inaugural Café Scientifique, researchers discussed the impact of weather and climate change on infectious disease.

SickKids scientists presented data on changes to the environment and weather patterns observed as a result of the warming of the earth’s atmosphere, and related this to changes in the incidence and distribution of various types of infectious disease.

Panelists:
Dr. David Fisman
, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Nicola Jones
, Senior Scientist, Cell Biology and Staff Gastroenterologist, SickKids; Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Dr. Amy Greer,
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Moderator: Dr. Brent Derry, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SickKids; Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

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