CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks 25 August 2020

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks

Results show that both the onset and size of the 2018 dengue outbreak in Réunion island could have been accurately predicted two weeks in advance, with some accuracy three to four weeks in advance — enough time for enhanced preparedness measures.

CPO/IRAP-supported research explores critical gaps in understanding climate-related mosquito-borne disease transmission 7 August 2020

CPO/IRAP-supported research explores critical gaps in understanding climate-related mosquito-borne disease transmission

In recent years, there has been an alarming uptick in the number and geographic spread of mosquito-borne diseases, and the places where mosquitoes can thrive due to the temperature and precipitation of the area are shifting and growing as global temperatures rise and precipitation becomes more variable.

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks 6 August 2020

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

The system tracks places and times in the United States and neighboring regions when climate factors might enhance transmission of illnesses like Zika, dengue fever, and chikungunya spread by species of Aedes mosquitoes.

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects 23 June 2020

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects

The projects focus on linkages between climate and infectious diseases, heat and/or food systems and nutrition.

CPO's International Research and Applications Project supports new Climate and Health Awards through the Belmont Forum 10 June 2020

CPO's International Research and Applications Project supports new Climate and Health Awards through the Belmont Forum

Climatic conditions and extreme events have substantial implications for human health and well-being around the world. CPO's International Research and Applications Project (IRAP), joined with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make research funding available to address key knowledge gaps, and advance the use of climate information and services in the reduction of climate-sensitive health risks through the Belmont Forum’s Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health.

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