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  • J Earth Sci Climat Change 2011, Vol 2(2): 108
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000108

Global Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Invasive Mycoses

Anil A. Panackal*
, 2401 E Street NW L209U Washington D.C. 20522-0101, USA
*Corresponding Author : Anil A. Panackal, MD, ScM, FACP, 2401 E Street NW L209U, Washington D.C. 20522-0101, USA, Tel: 202-261-8084, Fax: 202-663-1717, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Sep 21, 2011 / Accepted Date: Oct 14, 2011 / Published Date: Oct 17, 2011

Abstract

Global climate change through rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns is leading to disparate patterns of infectious diseases across space and time. Although the seasonality of respiratory viral illnesses, gastrointestinal infections, and vector-borne-diseases has been well described, the geoclimatic influences on invasive mycoses are less elucidated. Herein is presented a narrative review of the impact of world-wide climate change on the development of endemic and non-endemic invasive fungal infections (IFI) in humans framed within the classic “disease triangle” paradigm.

Keywords: Invasive Mycoses; Seasonality; Biogeoclimatic; Endemic Fungi

Citation: Panackal AA (2011) Global Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Invasive Mycoses. J Earth Sci Climat Change 1: 108. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000108

Copyright: ©2011 Panackal AA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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