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Climate change could trigger deadly disease epidemics, researchers say

Delila James | Science Recorder | August 27, 2014

Climate change could trigger deadly disease epidemics, researchers say

The world is likely to see a comeback of deadly infectious diseases as a result of global warming.

Deadly tropical diseases, like dengue fever, are likely to spread as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia in the UK.

One little-discussed question regarding the possible effects of climate change is how viruses and other infectious microbes will react to warmer, more humid temperatures around the globe. Now, however, a newly published article in the journal BMC Public Health takes a serious look at the major climatic influences on the ecology of dengue fever, a viral disease endemic to tropical and subtropical climates.

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