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My name is Nora Hill, I'm a senior in high school at the Vermont Commons School. My social studies class has allowed us to spend 20% of our time focused on a current day global issue that interests us, and I have chosen the effect climate change will have on infectious diseases. This blog will be my process of learning about the issue and what I can do to address it.
Climate change is arguably the biggest issue facing my generation, but many people don't realize how far reaching these effects will be. Climate change will change global health, particularly with climate sensitive diseases that are food borne, air borne, insect borne, and water borne. Some of the most climate sensitive disease are: malaria, cholera, Lyme Disease, and West Nile virus. For general information on the impact of climate change on infectious disease check out this information from WHO .

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Sources:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/25/infectious-disease-invisible-danger-climate-change/
This has a wide focus and is a good source to start with, however it lacks some of the details of the other websites.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmp0912931
New England Journal of Medicine, this has a more medical approach to the topic, it also has a focus on the diseases of interest now.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1523278/pdf/envhper00354-0050.pdf
A study done to predict how malaria will be affected by climate change. excellently done, but highly academic, ended reading on the third page, continue when time allows.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/781?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=emergence-des-maladies-vectorielles-en-europe-et-changement-climatique
Focus on how climate change will effect dengue fever, the most prevalent mosquito driven disease world-wide. Has an experiment using modeling to predict the effects of climate change on dengue fever.
Excellent source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230419/
Amazing source, hits every point, it has a focus on the future, a section on important disease, and great references from experts. My favorite section however is the wake up call one, this for me is the biggest problem, a lack of awareness and motivation to do anything.
Examples:http://www.chgeharvard.org/topic/climate-change-and-infectious-disease
this has some more information if you explore the tabs but has really good real life examples that are happening now, this is rare because most of the academic articles are predictions. 

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