Dengue Likely To Impact 60% Of World’s Population By 2080 As Mosquito Range Spreads Due To Climate Change, Study Predicts
New York Times: How Dengue, a Deadly Mosquito-Borne Disease, Could Spread in a Warming World
“Climate change is poised to increase the spread of dengue fever, which is common in parts of the world with warmer climates like Brazil and India, a new study warns. … The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology, found a likelihood for significant expansion of dengue in the southeastern United States, coastal areas of China and Japan, as well as to inland regions of Australia…” (Pierre-Louis/Popovich, 6/10).
The Telegraph: Urbanization will make ‘break-bone’ fever one of the most common diseases of the century, say experts
“…Dengue virus — also known as ‘break-bone fever’ because of the joint pain it causes — will threaten 60 percent of the world’s population or six billion people by 2080, a new study predicts. … The incidence of the disease is also predicted to jump in southern Europe, although the study’s authors say health authorities should be able to prevent widespread outbreaks here. The paper … is the first to look at the spread of the mosquito as the key driver of dengue, rather than just climate change, which previous studies have focused on…” (Gulland, 6/10).
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