Definitions

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  • adj. Transmitted by a vector, such as mosquitos.

Etymologies

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From vector +‎ borne.

Examples

  • But new so-called vector-borne diseases spread never fail to worry public health types, because many of the world's worst diseases are spread by insects.

    NPR Topics: News

  • His agent based simulations explore how systems react to environmental change, e.g. exploring population balance among animals, insects, the growth of vector-borne diseases, and even entire cities.

    Agent-based simulations | Serendipity

  • Case in point: The effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases.

    Boing Boing

  • It also makes allergies and asthma more severe, and can cause vector-borne disease to spread to new regions.

    Climate policy is health policy

  • • Increase resources aimed at containing the spread of water-borne and vector-borne diseases

    Philippines: WHO report says outbreaks of disease rising among flood victims

  • Afghanistan is impacted by several major infectious diseases, including food - or water-borne diseases such as bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever; and vector-borne diseases such as malaria (especially in areas below 2,000 meters from March through November).

    Afghanistan

  • Indirect impacts may include increased mental and social stress related to changes in the environment and lifestyle, potential changes in bacterial and viral proliferation, vector-borne disease outbreaks, and changes in access to good quality drinking water sources.

    Human Health and Climate Change in the Arctic

  • Both vector-borne disease and waterborne diseases such as cholera will pose enhanced threats in parts of the world.

    Global climate and health~ predicting infectious disease outbreaks

  • New health challenges are expected as vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, are predicted to increase.

    Threats to atmospheric resources in Africa

  • Global climate change is expected to exacerbate the loss and degradation of many wetlands and the loss or decline of their species and to increase the incidence of vector-borne and waterborne diseases in many regions.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Key Messages

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