More Infectious Diseases to Arise Because of Climate Change

February 17, 2015 10:13 AM

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Infectious diseases such as the West Nile virus and Ebola are a consequence of climate change, according to Daniel Brooks, a zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In other words humans will undoubtedly have to put up with other illnesses that will to emerge in the future.

Because climate change is shifting habitats and is bringing wildlife, livestock, crops and people into contact with pathogens to which they have never been exposed before.

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