Climate, environment and disease: The case of Rift Valley fever

Audra E. El Vilaly, Mona Arora, Melinda K. Butterworth, Mohamed Abd Salam M El Vilaly, William Jarnagin, Andrew Comrie

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Abstract

Rift Valley fever is a disease of animals and humans found throughout much of Africa, and recently in the Arabian Peninsula. It is spread via mosquito vectors and direct contact with infected tissue and fluids. Climate variability and change alter ecological processes involved in the outbreak and spread of diseases such as Rift Valley fever. This progress report reviews the key research literature on climate-driven environmental change and Rift Valley fever. The roles of regional and seasonal climates for the disease are emphasized, as well as remote sensing and other approaches to monitoring and analysis. The paper concludes with five suggested future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Physical Geography
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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  • Africa
  • climate
  • disease
  • health
  • Rift Valley fever
  • RVF

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
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El Vilaly, A. E., Arora, M., Butterworth, M. K., El Vilaly, M. A. S. M., Jarnagin, W., & Comrie, A. (2013). Climate, environment and disease: The case of Rift Valley fever. Progress in Physical Geography, 37(2), 259-269. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133313478315

Climate, environment and disease : The case of Rift Valley fever. / El Vilaly, Audra E.; Arora, Mona; Butterworth, Melinda K.; El Vilaly, Mohamed Abd Salam M; Jarnagin, William; Comrie, Andrew.

In: Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 37, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 259-269.

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El Vilaly, AE, Arora, M, Butterworth, MK, El Vilaly, MASM, Jarnagin, W & Comrie, A 2013, 'Climate, environment and disease: The case of Rift Valley fever', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 259-269. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133313478315
El Vilaly, Audra E. ; Arora, Mona ; Butterworth, Melinda K. ; El Vilaly, Mohamed Abd Salam M ; Jarnagin, William ; Comrie, Andrew. / Climate, environment and disease : The case of Rift Valley fever. In: Progress in Physical Geography. 2013 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 259-269.
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