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Introduction: •The average annual temperature in Vermont has gradual increased roughly 1° Centigrade with an increase of 1.16 inches of annual precipitation over the past 112 years. •According to expert analysis, humans are responsible for 60% of the warming overthe past 140 years. •Projected greater than 1° Centigrade increase in global temperature by 2100 and a correlated rise in precipitation. •Climate changes result in the introduction and reproduction of non-endemic flora and fauna. •Vector-borne diseases accompany warming trends and can become endemic and cause new illnesses in areas which were previously uninhabitable.
Razelle Hoffman-Contois, MS, Vermont Department of Health
William Bress, PhD, Vermont Department of Health
Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Vermont Department of Health Environmental Health Division
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Baker, Elizabeth; Meyer, Matthew; Mu’Min, Asya; Oliver, Lindsey; Oppenheimer, Daniel; Perrins, Steven; Young, Whitney; Hoffman-Contois, Razelle; Bress, William; and Carney, Jan, "Warming Climate Changes Vermont Disease" (2009). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 7.