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Climate change and mosquito-borne disease: knowing the horse before hitching the cart

Author(s) : P. Reiter

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Speculations on the potential impacts of climate change on human health often focus on the mosquito-borne diseases but ignore the complex interplay of the multitude of factors that are generally dominant in the dynamics of their transmission. A holistic view of this complexity – particularly the ecology and behaviour of the host and the ecology and behaviour of the vector – is the only valid starting point for assessing the significance of climate in the prevalence and incidence of these diseases.

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