Climiate change could introduce mosquitoes in new regions
Climate change could expose a billion new people to Dengue fever - interesting science news

A new study that investigates temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide indicates that at least a billion new people could be exposed to disease carrying mosquitoes by he end of this century due to global warming.

This is harmful even in those areas which have only a minimal risk of having a climate suited for mosquito breeding since the Dengue virus is known for explosive outbreaks if it gets the right environment for even a brief time.

The mosquito Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus can not only carry dengue, but also carry chikunguyna and Zika viruses as well as another dozen pathogens which could pose huge threats in the next 50 years.

Read the full story: Georgetown University Medical Center
Scientific publication: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases


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