Health Impacts: Vector-Borne Diseases and Climate Change
health impacts: It's a sign of what we can expect under highly probable climate change scenarios, according to National Observer. The health impacts of climate change extend far beyond heat exhaustion, and include lung damage from forest fire smoke and the spread of vector-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease. This was the case for many of the 66 people who died during Montreal's 2018 heat wave, and a staggering 1,435 in France this past summer. This has been well-established and communicated by organizations including the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the Canadian Medical Association and the World Health Organization. They tend to affect the most vulnerable, including the elderly, children and pregnant women. These impacts are not felt uniformly throughout the population. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.