Climate Change Leads to Rapid Emergence of Infectious Diseases

February 18, 2015 2:36 PM

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Climate Change Leads to Rapid Emergence of Infectious Diseases

That’s the key findings of two new studies that show viruses such as Ebola, H1N1 and TB, as well as dengue and yellow fevers could spread further and become more frequent because of our changing climate.

In one recently published article, zoologists studied climate in two vastly different regions—the tropics and the Arctic—to gain an understanding of how climate change may affect the spread of disease.

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