Altered enteric disease patterns are often cited as a likely health impact of climate change, but the relationships between meteorological exposures and all-cause diarrheal diseases can be complex. In this talk, I will summarize a series of systematic reviews that our group recently carried out on the literature exploring these relationships. I will also describe some of the challenges of measuring the associations between climate and enteric diseases, in particularly with respect to rainfall. I will present our groupâ€™s empirical work and the methods we have used to examine the sometimes complicated relationships between rainfall on diarrhea incidence across multiple different settings and enteric pathogens. Finally, I will describe an overarching framework for approaching climate-health studies to increase our ability to provide useful and actionable results for climate change adaptation strategies.
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