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Symposium 9:Environment & TB: Air Pollution (Indoor/Outdoor) & Climate

Tuberculosis is the only infectious disease among the top ten leading causes of death in the world. It is still a major public health risk in many countries. Some studies believe that tropical hurricanes and heavy rainfall caused by the recent global temperature rise have changed the transmission pattern of tuberculosis. Extreme weather leads to poor harvests and malnutrition, which in turn increases the number of people who are vulnerable to infection and drives migration leading to the spread of tuberculosis. Changes in climatic variables are also thought to be related to tuberculosis host factors such as vitamin D metabolism and ultraviolet radiation. Studies have shown that some ambient air pollution components are related to the incidence of tuberculosis. In addition, climate change is closely related to air pollutants. To clarify these complex relationships can help the formulation of epidemic prevention policies in the future.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2023 | Time: 15:00-16:30 (GMT+8)
Topic Speaker Country / Region
15:00-15:30 The impact of indoor population and ventilation on TB transmission Prof. Anita Pei-Chun Chan Taiwan
15:30-16:00 The influence of Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and greenness in TB disease TBD TBD
16:00-16:30 The impact of climate change on the risk factors for tuberculosis Prof. Simone Barry Australia