Jun 16, 2016

Mosquito-borne diseases rise with climate change

Poughkeepsie, NY
USA
by
Dalia Najjar
,
The Poughkeepsie Journal
Photo: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP
Photo: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP

Over the last decade, multiple studies have demonstrated the association between climate change, in particular changes in temperature and precipitation, and the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika virus, dengue fever and malaria...

Changes in temperature and precipitation, which are associated with climate change, may create conditions that facilitate the transmission of climate-sensitive diseases