Climate Change Could Influence Spread Of Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance In Europe, Scientists At Clinical Microbiology Meeting Say

The Guardian: Europe at risk from spread of tropical insect-borne diseases
“Insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and encephalitis are on the rise and are now threatening to spread into many areas of Europe, scientists have warned. Outbreaks of these illnesses are increasing because of climate change and the expansion of international travel and trade, the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases was told in Amsterdam on Saturday…” (McKie, 4/14).

Newsweek: Climate Change Could Worsen Antimicrobial Resistance Threat, Scientists Predict
“…Antibiotic resistance, a subset of antimicrobial resistance, is one of the ‘biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today,’ the World Health Organization has said. The authors of a study presented at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) say global warming could also play an important role. The study has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal…” (Gander, 4/13).

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