Dengue Vulnerability Map Published, Climate Change Increases Risk of Dengue

December 23, 2014 1:31 PM

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The first ever map about dengue vulnerability published on Tuesday and it makers interesting reading. Major parts of Europe, West and Central Africa and South America face the risk of dengue epidemic as a result of climate change and rapid urbanization. The United Nations University has released a map pinpointing vulnerable areas as a tool to help prevent outbreaks. Research found that dengue fever which is spread by the bite of mosquitoes is spreading.

The report said climate changes has led to increased exposure and is a threat to areas which never had any Dengue outbreak in the past. The report warns that as the global temperatures rise, dengue can spread to large parts of Europe and South America which are too frigid and cold to sustain mosquit...

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