Sari Kovats

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Heat stress and public health: a critical review
    R Sari Kovats
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit PEHRU, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:41-55. 2008
  2. pmc The impact of climatic risk factors on the prevalence, distribution, and severity of acute and chronic trachoma
    Anita Ramesh
    International Centre of Eye Health ICEH, Clinical Research Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2513. 2013
  3. pmc Climate change, crop yields, and undernutrition: development of a model to quantify the impact of climate scenarios on child undernutrition
    Simon J Lloyd
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1817-23. 2011
  4. pmc An ecological time-series study of heat-related mortality in three European cities
    Ai Ishigami
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kappel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Environ Health 7:5. 2008
  5. pmc Current and future climate- and air pollution-mediated impacts on human health
    Ruth M Doherty
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 8:S8. 2009
  6. pmc The impact of heat waves on mortality in 9 European cities: results from the EuroHEAT project
    Daniela D'Ippoliti
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 9:37. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Heatwaves and public health in Europe
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 16:592-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Climate variability and campylobacter infection: an international study
    R Sari Kovats
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Biometeorol 49:207-14. 2005
  9. pmc Contrasting patterns of mortality and hospital admissions during hot weather and heat waves in Greater London, UK
    R S Kovats
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:893-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint El Niño and health
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 362:1481-9. 2003

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Heat stress and public health: a critical review
    R Sari Kovats
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit PEHRU, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Annu Rev Public Health 29:41-55. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc The impact of climatic risk factors on the prevalence, distribution, and severity of acute and chronic trachoma
    Anita Ramesh
    International Centre of Eye Health ICEH, Clinical Research Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2513. 2013
    ..Understanding the present relationship between climate and trachoma could help inform current and future disease elimination...
  3. pmc Climate change, crop yields, and undernutrition: development of a model to quantify the impact of climate scenarios on child undernutrition
    Simon J Lloyd
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1817-23. 2011
    ..The causation of undernutrition is complex, and there is a need to develop models that better quantify the potential impacts of climate change on population health...
  4. pmc An ecological time-series study of heat-related mortality in three European cities
    Ai Ishigami
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kappel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Environ Health 7:5. 2008
    ..We investigated the effect of high temperatures on daily mortality in three cities in Europe (Budapest, London, and Milan), using a standard approach...
  5. pmc Current and future climate- and air pollution-mediated impacts on human health
    Ruth M Doherty
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 8:S8. 2009
    ..We describe a project to quantify the burden of heat and ozone on mortality in the UK, both for the present-day and under future emission scenarios...
  6. pmc The impact of heat waves on mortality in 9 European cities: results from the EuroHEAT project
    Daniela D'Ippoliti
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 9:37. 2010
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Heatwaves and public health in Europe
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 16:592-9. 2006
    ..Including evaluation criteria in the design of heatwave early warning systems will help ensure effective and efficient system operation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Climate variability and campylobacter infection: an international study
    R Sari Kovats
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Biometeorol 49:207-14. 2005
    ..The main driver of seasonality of campylobacter remains elusive and underscores the need to identify the major serotypes and routes of transmission for this disease...
  9. pmc Contrasting patterns of mortality and hospital admissions during hot weather and heat waves in Greater London, UK
    R S Kovats
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:893-8. 2004
    ..Epidemiological research has shown that mortality increases during hot weather and heat waves, but little is known about the effect on non-fatal outcomes in the UK...
  10. ncbi request reprint El Niño and health
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 362:1481-9. 2003
    ..ENSO and seasonal climate forecasts might offer the opportunity to target scarce resources for epidemic control and disaster preparedness...
  11. pmc Early effects of climate change: do they include changes in vector-borne disease?
    R S Kovats
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 356:1057-68. 2001
    ..There is a need to reassess the appropriate levels of evidence, including dealing with the uncertainties attached to detecting the health impacts of global change...
  12. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: estimating avoidable deaths and disease
    R Sari Kovats
    Centre on Global Change and Health, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Risk Anal 25:1409-18. 2005
    ..The large uncertainty about the future effects of climate change on human population health should be a reason to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and not a reason for inaction...
  13. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in influenza vaccine uptake among people aged over 74 years in Britain
    Punam Mangtani
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Prev Med 41:545-53. 2005
    ..Little information exists on the relationship between uptake and need. We assessed factors influencing uptake and equity in uptake in over 74 year olds...
  14. pmc Cross-sectional survey of older peoples' views related to influenza vaccine uptake
    Punam Mangtani
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:249. 2006
    ..Little is also known about the views of the more vulnerable older population over the age of 74 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: impacts, vulnerability, and mitigation
    A Haines
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 367:2101-9. 2006
    ..Mitigation of climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the use of a number of renewable energy technologies should improve health in the near term by reducing exposure to air pollution...
  16. ncbi request reprint The association of respiratory syncytial virus infection and influenza with emergency admissions for respiratory disease in London: an analysis of routine surveillance data
    Punam Mangtani
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 42:640-6. 2006
    ..Both RSV infection and influenza are seasonally related, and it is difficult to disentangle one from the other and to disentangle infection from the season and the cold...
  17. pmc Heat-related and cold-related deaths in England and Wales: who is at risk?
    S Hajat
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 64:93-100. 2007
    ..Despite the high burden from exposure to both hot and cold weather each year in England and Wales, there has been relatively little investigation on who is most at risk, resulting in uncertainties in informing government interventions...
  18. doi request reprint The effect of high temperatures on cause-specific mortality in England and Wales
    Antonio Gasparrini
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Occup Environ Med 69:56-61. 2012
    ..However, estimates on more specific mortality outcomes are sparse, and frequently assessed in studies using different analytical methods...
  19. pmc El Niño and human health
    R S Kovats
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1127-35. 2000
    ..Interdisciplinary research and cooperation are required in order to reduce vulnerability to climate variability and weather extremes...
  20. pmc Global climate change and health: recent findings and future steps
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    CMAJ 172:501-2. 2005
  21. pmc Effect of influenza vaccination on excess deaths occurring during periods of high circulation of influenza: cohort study in elderly people
    Ben G Armstrong
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 329:660. 2004
    ..To estimate the protection against death provided by vaccination against influenza...
  22. pmc The effect of temperature on food poisoning: a time-series analysis of salmonellosis in ten European countries
    R S Kovats
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 132:443-53. 2004
    ..Our findings indicate that higher temperatures around the time of consumption are important and reinforce the need for further education on food-handling behaviour...
  23. ncbi request reprint Global health impacts of floods: epidemiologic evidence
    Mike Ahern
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Epidemiol Rev 27:36-46. 2005
  24. doi request reprint Ozone, heat and mortality: acute effects in 15 British conurbations
    Sam Pattenden
    PEHRU, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 67:699-707. 2010
    ..Acute associations between mortality and ozone are largely accepted, though recent evidence is less conclusive. Evidence on ozone-heat interaction is sparse. We assess effects of ozone, heat, and their interaction, on mortality in Britain...
  25. pmc Vulnerability to winter mortality in elderly people in Britain: population based study
    Paul Wilkinson
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 329:647. 2004
    ..To examine the determinants of vulnerability to winter mortality in elderly British people...
  26. pmc Impact of hot temperatures on death in London: a time series approach
    S Hajat
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:367-72. 2002
    ..This study investigated the relation between heat and mortality in London to determine the temperature threshold at which death rates increase and to quantify the effect of extreme temperatures on mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: impacts, vulnerability and public health
    A Haines
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London, UK
    Public Health 120:585-96. 2006
    ..Mitigation of climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing a number of uses of the renewable energy technologies should improve health in the near-term by reducing exposure to air pollution...
  28. pmc Long-term effects of flooding on mortality in England and Wales, 1994-2005: controlled interrupted time-series analysis
    Ai Milojevic
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Environ Health 10:11. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to explore the methods for quantifying such long-term health effects of flooding by analysis of routine mortality registrations in England and Wales...
  29. ncbi request reprint Will climate change really affect our health? Results from a European assessment
    R Sari Kovats
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Br Menopause Soc 10:139-44. 2004
    ..There is a need for research to improve the effectiveness of interventions in the near term, as well as assess the adaptation strategies needed to address climate change in the long term...
  30. pmc Trends in influenza vaccination uptake among people aged over 74 years, 1997-2000: survey of 73 general practices in Britain
    Elizabeth Breeze
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 5:8. 2004
    ....
  31. pmc Hotspots in climate change and human health
    Jonathan A Patz
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 325:1094-8. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Effects of weather and river flow on cryptosporidiosis
    Iain R Lake
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    J Water Health 3:469-74. 2005
    ..This study therefore indicates the importance of an animal to human transmission pathway for all cases of cryptosporidiosis...
  33. pmc An approach for assessing human health vulnerability and public health interventions to adapt to climate change
    Kristie L Ebi
    ESS, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia 22304, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1930-4. 2006
    ..Key issues for ensuring that an assessment is informative, timely, and useful include stakeholder involvement, an adequate management structure, and a communication strategy...
  34. doi request reprint International study of temperature, heat and urban mortality: the 'ISOTHURM' project
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1121-31. 2008
    ..This study describes heat- and cold-related mortality in 12 urban populations in low- and middle-income countries, thereby extending knowledge of how diverse populations, in non-OECD countries, respond to temperature extremes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Relationship between daily suicide counts and temperature in England and Wales
    Lisa A Page
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 8RJ, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:106-12. 2007
    ..Seasonal fluctuation in suicide has been observed in many populations. High temperature may contribute to this, but the effect of short-term fluctuations in temperature on suicide rates has not been studied...
  36. pmc Heat waves and health protection
    R Sari Kovats
    BMJ 333:314-5. 2006
  37. pmc Case-control study of environmental and social factors influencing cryptosporidiosis
    Iain R Lake
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:805-11. 2007
    ..Socioeconomic status and areas with many individuals aged less then 4 years had a greater impact for infection with C. hominis than for C. parvum. Policy implications are discussed...