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On Land, in Water and through the Air: How Causal Agents of Infections Propagate Themselves

On 17 November, the Leibniz Research Association INFECTIONS'21 will present the third part of its lecture series "On Land, in Water and through the Air: How Causal Agents of Infections Propagate Themselves". Thomas Kartschall and Frank Brenner of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research will report on the topic "Climate-Related Changes for the Spread of Infectious Diseases in Germany".
When Nov 17, 2016
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Potsdam Museum - Forum für Kunst und Geschichte, Am Alten Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam
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A brief overview of the mechanisms of human-caused climate change as well as the already ongoing changes in for Germany relevant climatic variables in the last decades introduce to the complex issue of climate and infectious diseases. Climate change is one of the elements of global change, which in its complex totality also changes the conditions for the spread of infectious diseases.
Basically changed or completely new technologies which are ever deeper
penetrating into or displacing natural environments, the increase of globally exchanged goods as well as transport and mass tourism into rather exotic regions open up hitherto unknown transmission pathways for infectious diseases or modify in the past
hardly important ones.

The Leibniz Research Association INFECTIONS'21 combines the expertise of 14 institutes from three sections of the Leibniz Association and selected external partners to deal with comprehensive aspects of infection control. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is part of this union. The spectrum of disciplines involved ranges from biomedicine, ecology and socio-economics up to political science.

Admission is free, the event will be held in German language.

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