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Climate change could threaten blood supply by altering the distribution of vector-borne disease: an Australian case-study

Bambrick, Hilary; Woodruff, Rosalie; Hanigan, Ivan


BACKGROUND Climate change is expected to promote more intense and prolonged outbreaks of vector-borne disease, and alter the geographic boundaries of transmission. This has implications for the safety and supply of fresh blood products around the world. In Australia, a recent outbreak of dengue fever caused a prolonged regional shortage in the supply of fresh blood products. OBJECTIVE To highlight the potential for climate change to affect the safety and supply of blood globally through its...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-12-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Health Action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v2i0.2059
Access Rights: Open Access


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