Progress Report as of December 2002

Climate Variability and Human Health Impacts in the Caribbean

The highlights are as follows:

  • Dengue epidemics have a pronounced seasonality, peaking in the latter half of the calendar year.
  • Dengue epidemics in the Caribbean are more probable in an El Niño or El Niño + 1 year.
  • There appears to be a close association of the epidemic with temperature.

For more details, see:

Presentation (.ppt) for Jamaica - Jan. 2003

The presentations for the entire CRN for January 2003 may be found under CHIEX Publications. See the Presentations for 2003 at the IAI Meeting in Mendoza, Argentina in January 27-28, 2003.