2003, Number 4
An Med Asoc Med Hosp ABC 2003; 48 (4)
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ABSTRACTThe relationship between climate and human health is not a new concept. In fact at least as far back as Hippocrates, many believed that human health was intricately linked to the seasons, local weather patterns and other environmental factors. Recently, the role of the environmental and climate in disease dynamics has become a subject of increasing interest to clinicians, epidemiologists, microbiologists and ecologists. Scientific interest has been further stimulated by the growing problems of antibiotic resistance among pathogens, emergence and reemergence of infectious disease worldwide and the debate concerning climate change and health.