Public health impacts of climate change in maine
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 16

Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Maine PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 52 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Maine. Dr. Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH Director, Maine Center for Disease Control. ↑ Heat-related morbidity and mortality. ↑ V ector-borne diseases (Lyme, EEE, West Nile). ↑ Air temperatures Warmer winters Hotter summers More heat waves.

Download Presentation

Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Maine

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Public health impacts of climate change in maine

Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Maine

Dr. Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH

Director, Maine Center for Disease Control


Public health impacts of climate change in maine

↑Heat-related morbidity

and mortality

↑Vector-borne diseases

(Lyme, EEE, West Nile)

  • ↑ Air temperatures

  • Warmer winters

  • Hotter summers

  • More heat waves

↑ Pollen, Ozone

CLIMATE

CHANGE

↑ Asthma

↑ Water

temperatures

↑Frequency of severe

storms, flooding

↑Frequency of

waterborne disease

outbreaks (crypto,

E. coli, giardiasis)

↑ Precipitation

↑ Algal blooms

(Red tide, cyanobacteria)


Vector borne disease

Vector Borne Disease

Lyme Disease

Eastern Equine Encephalitis West Nile Virus


Lyme disease in maine

Lyme Disease in Maine

Lyme Disease Incidence in Maine has been Increasing


Lyme disease in maine1

Lyme Disease in Maine

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

Lyme Disease is becoming more widespread in Maine


Eastern equine encephalitis

Mosquito. Image: Maine-CDC

Horses in a field, Biddeford, ME Image: dinidesign, Flickr

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

  • First identified in ME in 2005

  • One horse death and one human death (a visitor to Maine) in 2008

  • 15 horses, 1 llama, 3 flocks of pheasants, and 2 mosquito pools diagnosed with EEE in 2009


Eastern equine encephalitis positive animals

Eastern Equine EncephalitisPositive Animals

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004


West nile virus

Mosquito. Image: Maine-CDC

West Nile Virus

  • No human cases identified in Maine

  • Bird monitoring – ended in 2007

  • Mosquito monitoring


West nile virus positive birds

2002

2006

2001

2005

2004

2003

West Nile VirusPositive Birds


Heat related morbidity

Heat Related Morbidity


Air pollution

Air Pollution


Air pollution1

Daily percent change in ED asthma-related visits for Greater Portland HSA area

for 10 ppb changeIn ozone levels

40%

30%

20%

16%

% change in ED

14%

Visits, per 10 ppb

10%

9%

Ozone

6%

0%

-10%

-10%

-20%

-30%

2000

2001

2002

2003

2000-2003

(4)

(14)

(17)

(5)

Air Pollution


Severe storms flooding

Severe storms & flooding


Harmful algal blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms


Public health infrastructure

Public Health Infrastructure

Eight Public Health Districts  28 Healthy Maine Partnerships


Adapting to climate change

Adapting to Climate Change

It's not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?- Henry David Thoreau


  • Login