Insect-borne diseases increase with warmer climate

March 23, 2015 12:32 PM

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Insect-borne diseases increase with warmer climate

A review published today by The Lancet Infectious Diseases warns of a potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases across Europe as the climate gets warmer.

Insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks, are responsible for transmitting a range of diseases, such as malaria, chikungunya, dengue fever, and West Nile virus. The risk of contracting such illnesses is generally only considered when booking an exotic holiday. However, experts from the Emergency Respon...

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