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Climate and Health

Climate and Health


Climate change is becoming a major issue in public health and in political agendas worldwide. The research program on Climate and Health, led by iCREA researcher Xavier Rodó, aims to address the effects that environmental changes associated to climate change may have on human health, and develop predictive computational models.

Its research lines include extreme temperatures and precipitations, heat waves, the impact of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases like malaria, dengue, leishmaniosis, chikungunya, or Zika, the El Niño phenomenon and other climate and environment factors, and their relationship with Kawasaki disease and other inflammatory diseases.


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