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Climate change, overcrowding and non-communicable diseases: The 'triple whammy' of tuberculosis transmission risk in Pacific atoll countries

McIver, Lachlan; Viney, Kerri; Harley, David; Hanna, Liz; Kienene, Takeieta


Abstract: The atoll nations of Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Tuvalu are home to the highest rates of tuberculosis in the Pacific region. These countries also have very high rates of poverty, overcrowding and non-communicable diseases such as smoking and diabetes mellitus, which are all well-established risk factors for tuberculosis transmission. In addition, these three countries are among the most vulnerable in the world to the impacts of climate change, due to, inter alia, their very low...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the ACTM


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