The objective of this study is to discuss the potential impact of a global warming on various aspects of human health.
Changes in heat-related mortality are estimated for four countries: the United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China and Egypt.
In addition, the potential confounding impact of increased air pollution is considered.
Finally, a framework to analyze two vector-borne diseases, onchocerciasis and malaria, which may spread if temperatures increase, is discussed.
Our findings suggest that heat-related mortality is estimated to rise significantly in all four countries if the earth warms, with the greatest impacts in China and Egypt.
The most sensitive areas are those with intense but irregular heat waves.
Mots-clés Pascal : Condition climatique, Variation géographique, Réchauffement, Mortalité, Egypte, Chine, Etats Unis, Canada, Homme, Afrique, Asie, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Climatic condition, Geographical variation, Warming, Mortality, Egypt, China, United States, Canada, Human, Africa, Asia, North America, America
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