Climate change and change in transmissibility of vector-borne diseases: A Short Review and Bibliometric analysis

Document Type : Mini-review article


1 Senior Research Fellow, ICMR Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

2 Central Research Laboratory, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


The development of diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis, etc. is a result of the changing environment. Though these diseases differ by their mode of transmission and the vector, changing climatic conditions is one common factor among all which favours the spread of all vector-borne diseases and brings about new challenges for public health workers. This paper gives a bibliometric analysis of the literature conducted in the past on topics related to climate change and change in the transmissibility of vector-borne diseases from the available literature in the last 5 years from PubMed. It is also a narrative review of global climatic variations and how these changes have affected the transmission of vector-borne diseases. This piece of study provides sufficient information on vector-specific disease transmissibility and the bibliometric analysis provides sufficient knowledge on types of studies conducted so far which would give scope for further research in this area.


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