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Warming Climate Will Increase Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes’ Range, Threat Of Outbreaks, Experts Warn

New York Times: Zika Outbreak Could Be an Omen of the Global Warming Threat
“…[E]xperts added that the Zika epidemic, as well as the related spread of a disease called dengue that is sickening as many as 100 million people a year and killing thousands, should be interpreted as warnings. Over the coming decades, global warming is likely to increase the range and speed the life cycle of the particular mosquitoes carrying these viruses, encouraging their spread deeper into temperate countries like the United States…” (Gillis/Romero, 2/18).

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