Apr 28, 2016

Climate change to widen range of disease-carrying mosquitoes

Codajás, Codajás - AM
Brazil
by
Robert McSweeny
,
Carbon Brief
Photo: EPA
Photo: EPA

[T]he recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America has largely been driven by Aedes aegypti [mosquito]...

Infectious diseases, such as dengue and the Zika virus, could spread to new parts of the world as mosquitoes expand their habitats in a warmer, wetter world...

By 2061-80, an additional half a billion people could be at risk from diseases carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the study says – and could even rise to more than five billion under a scenario of high population growth