The potential impact of climate change and ultraviolet radiation on vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and immunization service delivery system

Guo, Biao, Naish, Sue, Hu, Wenbiao and Tong, Shilu (2014) The potential impact of climate change and ultraviolet radiation on vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and immunization service delivery system. Expert Review of Vaccines, 14 4: 561-577. doi:10.1586/14760584.2014.990387


Author Guo, Biao
Naish, Sue
Hu, Wenbiao
Tong, Shilu
Title The potential impact of climate change and ultraviolet radiation on vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and immunization service delivery system
Journal name Expert Review of Vaccines   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-8395
1476-0584
Publication date 2014-12-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1586/14760584.2014.990387
Volume 14
Issue 4
Start page 561
End page 577
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Expert Reviews
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Climate change and solar ultraviolet radiation may affect vaccine-preventable infectious diseases (VPID), the human immune response process and the immunization service delivery system. We systematically reviewed the scientific literature and identified 37 relevant publications. Our study shows that climate variability and ultraviolet radiation may potentially affect VPID and the immunization delivery system through modulating vector reproduction and vaccination effectiveness, possibly influencing human immune response systems to the vaccination, and disturbing immunization service delivery. Further research is needed to determine these affects on climate-sensitive VPID and on human immune response to common vaccines. Such research will facilitate the development and delivery of optimal vaccination programs for target populations, to meet the goal of disease control and elimination.
Keyword Climate variability
Immunization service
Infectious disease
Ultraviolet radiation
Vaccine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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