Infectious Disease in Relation to Climate Change in the Arab World

  • Amal Saad-HusseinEmail author
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Climate change is a serious environmental problem on a global scale and impacts health both directly and indirectly. Climate change threatens the environment, economy, politics, and human health and security. Many countries in the Arab region are vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Egypt may be especially vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic location and large population. The impact of climate change on infectious diseases is well documented. Infectious diseases can occur by climate changes affecting water, food, and the spread of vector-borne diseases. This chapter reviews published reports on climate change as it relates to its impact on infectious disease. Additional sources of information include reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and National Climate Change Communication Strategy.


Climate change Arab region Infectious disease Vulnerability Adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Research Division, Environmental and Occupational Medicine DepartmentNational Research CentreDokkiEgypt

Section editors and affiliations

  • Amal Saad-Hussein
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  1. 1.Environmental Research Division, Environmental & Occupational Medicine DepartmentNational Research CentreCairoEgypt

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