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Climate Change and Zoonoses: Disease Pathogens, Vectors and Hosts

Many neglected tropical diseases have risen in incidence or re-emerged in Western countries with the flow of migrants from areas where the diseases are endemic.

Course Authors

Mohamed S. K. Kamel, Ph.D.

Dr. Kamel is Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Kamel has nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center CCPD staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Describe in detail the effect of climate change on emerging and re-emerging of various zoonotic diseases;

  • Map the expanding global presence of various vectors;

  • Enumerate the food-borne, water-borne and vector-borne diseases affected by global warming.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of Einstein-Montefiore or InterMDnet. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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