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As Global Temperatures Rise, Researchers Document Move Of Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic

National Geographic: Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic
“…[A]s greenhouse gases boost temperatures across the globe, rare pathogens like [those] from hotter parts of the planet are now creeping toward the poles, creating new risks for people. … Changes in precipitation, wind, or heat are shifting the threat posed by other human illnesses, from cholera to a rare freshwater brain-eating amoeba to rodent-driven infections like hantavirus. And the importance of all these changes are only growing more significant…” (Welch, 6/14).

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