Climate Change May Fuel the Emergence of Rare Diseases

February 17, 2015 10:34 AM

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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.

The researcher claims that, as the global temperature gets higher, tropical viruses such as Ebola and the West Nile virus may “migrate” in other regions posing a real challenge to the current health systems.

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