Abstract GERICS Colloquium July 13

Seasonality, diarrhoea and climate change

Speaker: Masahiro Hashizume, MD PhD - Department of Global Health Policy Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Diarrhoea is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity globally, predominantly affecting children in developing countries. The incidence of many diarrhoeal diseases shows clear seasonality suggesting that weather factors could play a role. Previous studies have projected diarrheal excess deaths due to climate change. This talk will discuss the updated projection of the excess diarrheal deaths due to climate change and potential explanations why seasonal variations could be produced.

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