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Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice | Public Health Grand Rounds | CDC

Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice | Public Health Grand Rounds | CDC

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The video and presentation slides, including Beyond the Data, from the December session ofCDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice,held on Tuesday, December 16 are now available at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2014/december2014.htm.
  
Changes occurring in the world’s climate pose significant threats to human health and wellbeing and will have even greater impacts in the future. These threats are wide-ranging, including decreased air quality and increases in extreme weather events, wildfire, and illnesses transmitted by water, and disease-carriers, such as mosquitoes and ticks. Although scientific understanding of the effects of climate change is still emerging, there is considerable evidence to support preparing for potential health risks.

Studies have shown that adverse climate events are increasing in both intensity and frequency, contributing to rising rates of illness as well as mortality. Elevated temperatures in the 2003 European heat wave resulted in over 30,000 confirmed heat-related deaths & 70,000 excess deaths from all causes. Flooding has caused billions of dollars of damage and significant loss of life. The populations most vulnerable—children, elderly people, those living in poverty, people living in certain geographic areas and people with underlying health conditions—are at even greater health risk from climate change.

Planning for climate change provides opportunities to protect human health and well-being across many sectors. Early public health action is essential to ensuring that systems are in place to protect people from the impacts of climate change. As the nation's public health agency, CDC is using its prevention expertise to help states and cities investigate, prepare for, and respond to the health effects of climate change.

This session of Grand Rounds explored the wide-ranging health impact of our changing climate and discussed some of the strategies, programs and partnerships currently being used to confront the challenges associated with global climate change.

Continuing Education
Continuing education for Grand Rounds is available and ALL Continuing Education for Grand Rounds are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training & Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, email or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

Future Grand Rounds Topics
January – Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention
February – Global Polio Eradication
March – Emergency Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies

Genomics|Update|Infectious Diseases ► Tools, Databases [8]

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Volume 33  Number 24  December 18-31, 2014

Tools, Databases

SRST2: a new tool for genomic epidemiology,External Web Site Icon by Andreia Cunha BioMed Central, Dec 18

Genomics|Update|Infectious Diseases ► Reviews, News and Commentaries [7] GenomeWeb updates on molecular diagnostics

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Reviews, News and Commentaries

US budget deal gives small increases to researchExternal Web Site Icon
Reardon S, et al. Nature, Dec 14, 2014.
Hospital pauses test of an Ebola vaccine licensed to MerckExternal Web Site Icon 
Pollack A. New York Times, Dec 11, 2014.
Building a worldwide genetic library BRIC-by-BRICExternal Web Site Icon 
Hubscher B. Phys.org, Dec 12, 2014.
Superbugs could eventually kill more people than cancerExternal Web Site Icon
Millman J. Washington Post (blog), Dec 12, 2014.

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Genomics|Update|Infectious Diseases ► Host-Pathogen Interactions [6]

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Host-Pathogen Interactions

Host genetics: deciphering the variability in susceptibility to infectionsExternal Web Site Icon 
Antonelli G, Roilides E. Clin Microbiol Infect, Dec 12, 2014.
IL-28B is a key regulator of B- and T-cell vaccine responses against influenzaExternal Web Site Icon 
Egli A, et al. PLoS Pathog 2014; 10(12): e1004556.
Host genetics and parasitic infectionsExternal Web Site Icon 
Mangano VD, Modiano D. Clin Microbiol Infect, Dec 14, 2014.
Gut microbiota elicits a protective immune response against malaria transmissionExternal Web Site Icon 
Yilmaz B, et al. Cell 2014; 159(6): 1277–1289.
Comment:
Gut microbes trigger malaria-fighting antibodiesExternal Web Site Icon 
Sharlach M. The Scientist, Dec 4, 2014.

Genomics|Update|Infectious Diseases ► Antimicrobials, Vaccines, Interventions [5]

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Genomics|Update|Infectious Diseases ► Epidemiology, Outbreaks, Transmission [4]

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