Climate Change Likely to Bring More Infectious Diseases

February 17, 2015 12:25 PM

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Climate Change Likely to Bring More Infectious Diseases

Researchers warn that climate change may give rise to infectious disease like Ebola and West Nile. Experts at University of Nebraska-Lincoln carried out a broad study to determine the impact of climate change. The end result of the research shows that a large number of fatal illnesses may emerge in future. The rapid increase in temperature is the chief cause behind it. It will compel species to leave their native places and look for suitable atmosphere. It would probably expose people to pathogens they have never seen. The report is available in the Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Professor Daniel Brooks, a zoologist from Nebraska, depicts a grim scenario about the effects climate change may have on the development of infectious diseases that were previously contained in warmer regions of the planet.

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