Elevated blood pressure was found more prevalent in some Bangladeshi coastal communities and a new icddr,b study argues that higher water salinity levels, possibly triggered by climate change, may have a role in this.
Climate change has arguably caused global sea levels to rise, a phenomenon that brings seawater closer to freshwater sources, contaminating freshwater and soil with higher levels of salt.
A study with icddr,b has examined the influences of heatwaves, rainfall and tree cover on cholera - the deadly diarrhoeal disease known for its heavy human death toll worldwide. Heatwave conditions are increasingly warming daytime temperatures and bring fewer cold days.
Published in Nature Disease Primer, a recent review co-authored by icddr,b researchers suggests that rising sea temperature caused by climate change may be favouring the incidence of different vibrio-related diseases, caused by some virulent Vibrio species.