Joint Session 5 Understanding the Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Anomalies on Infectious Disease Ecology and Implications for Forecasting Transmission Risk

Wednesday, 9 January 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
North 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 10th Conference on Environment and Health; and the 24th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Kacey Ernst, The Univ. of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ and Cory Morin, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA

This session will focus on the links between extreme weather events and climate anomalies and infectious disease ecology, including vectorborne, waterborne, and foodborne transmission. Presentations implementing short-, medium-, and long-term forecasting methods or data to identify weather- and climate-mediated changes in infectious disease transmission risk are encouraged, as are studies that illustrate the complex nature of infectious disease transmission following weather events including hurricanes, floods, and the role of community resilience and adaptation as mediators.

8:30 AM
Human Exposure to Urinary Schistosomiasis in Cross River State, Nigeria
Uguru Wisdom Ibor, Federal Univ. Lokoja, Lokoja, Nigeria

9:00 AM
Coccidioidomycosis Climate Niche Model for Predicting Current and Future Endemic Regions in the United States through the 21st Century and Applications to Environmental Soil Sampling
Morgan E. Gorris, Univ. of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA; and K. K. Treseder, C. S. Zender, W. Clifford, A. Salamone, H. N. Oltean, and J. T. Randerson
9:15 AM
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