The potential impact of climate change and ultraviolet radiation on vaccine preventable infectious diseases and immunisation service delivery system
Guo, Biao, Naish, Suchithra, & Hu, Wenbiao (2015) The potential impact of climate change and ultraviolet radiation on vaccine preventable infectious diseases and immunisation service delivery system. Expert Review of Vaccines, 14(4), pp. 561-577.
Climate change and solar ultraviolet radiation may affect vaccine-preventable infectious diseases (VPID), the human immune response process and the immunization service delivery system. We systematically reviewed the scientific literature and identified 37 relevant publications. Our study shows that climate variability and ultraviolet radiation may potentially affect VPID and the immunization delivery system through modulating vector reproduction and vaccination effectiveness, possibly influencing human immune response systems to the vaccination, and disturbing immunization service delivery. Further research is needed to determine these affects on climate-sensitive VPID and on human immune response to common vaccines. Such research will facilitate the development and delivery of optimal vaccination programs for target populations, to meet the goal of disease control and elimination.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||climate variability, infectious disease, ultraviolet radiation,, vaccine, immunization service|
|Divisions:||Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Informa Plc|
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2015 22:56|
|Last Modified:||24 Sep 2015 05:19|
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