Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versão ISSN 1729-519X
PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Antonio E. Variability and climate change. Impact on some infectious diseases. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.3, pp. 372-381. ISSN 1729-519X.
Geographical distribution and seasonal behavior of infectious diseases are evidence of the relationship between variability and climate change and human health. The purpose of the present article is to provide basic information about the complex dynamics of climate and health. A review of literature was performed to explaining of the mechanisms of climate variability and change especially in relation to global warming. Their effect and health impact upon some of the most important infectious diseases are illustrated, and may be probability increase of them. Finally, the Cuban experience from published articles is shown.
Palavras-chave : Variability and climate change; mechanisms of climate change; infectious diseases.