Climate Change and Health – Chapter 5 – Infectious Disease

The film clip above is a section from the video you saw on the first page; watch this segment to remind you of the main issues related to this topic.


  1. Describe the processes or mechanisms by which climate change is expected to increase infectious disease morbidity (illness) and mortality (death).
  2. Which infectious diseases are expected to increase in Europe and globally, due to climate change.


  1. World Health Organization. 2003. Climate change and health: risks and responses. Summary. Page 16-17. → Access here
  2. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Climate change > Health effects. → Access here