Climatic factors influence the growth and survival of pathogens, as well as transmission pathways. Higher ambient temperatures increase replication cycles of food-borne pathogens, and prolonged seasons may augment the opportunity for food handling mistakes - in 32% of investigated food-borne outbreaks in Europe “temperature misuse” is considered a contributing factor.
Moving towards better global foodborne disease surveillance
Almost 1 in 10 people worldwide fall ill every year after eating contaminated food which commonly causes bacterial diarrhoea, resulting in 230 000 deaths each year.
Monitoring EU Emerging Infectious Disease Risk Due to Climate Change
Lindgren, E., ersson, Y., Suk, J.E., Sudre, B., Semenza, J.C
- Avian influenza virus
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Climate change
- Emerging disease
- Erythema infectiosum
- Escherichia coli infection
- Foodborne diseases
- Rift Valley fever
- Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)
- West Nile virus infection