Rachael Reynolds, Phd Candidate
Manchester Metropolitan University
Climate is a key determinant affecting a number of disease pathogen life cycles and transmission. Over recent decades, climatically related diseases have shown increasing change in spatial location, both re-emerging in areas and expanding beyond previously known boundaries. Diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and Bacterial Meningitis. These changes in location are attributed to a number of factors, but predominantly associated with a mix of social, environmental and climatic changes. The unpredicted change in disease distribution has placed a significant burden upon health systems and available resources, proving particularly high risk in less economically developed countries where the ability to effectively manage outbreaks is already limited.