Climate change and dengue transmission in Vietnam: an integrated assessment

Do Thi Thanh Toan

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This thesis discusses in what different ways climate change might affect dengue fever transmission in Hanoi, Vietnam. Three aspects were researched: potential effects of climate change on dengue transmission; potential changes in dengue fever patterns; and public perceptions on climate change and human health. Toan demonstrates that climate can affect the size and geographical spread of the dengue epidemic through both direct and indirect effects on the virus, the vector and the population. As the climate continues to change, we can expect continued spread of the disease in Vietnam. This thesis contributes to the understanding of the burden of dengue disease, its epidemiology and disease transmission. The findings from detailed investigations will be relevant for other areas especially in Southeast Asia with a similar context.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Martens, Pim, Supervisor
  • Luu, N.H., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Wright, E.P., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date9 Dec 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461595058
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • dengue fever
  • climate change
  • transmission


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