Feeling Under the Weather

01 Oct 08
Climate change could spread diseases

Here’s another addition to the list of possible ecological calamities being forged by climate change—increased transmission of disease from animals to humans. According to a report released yesterday by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a “deadly dozen” diseases including avian flu, tuberculosis, yellow fever, cholera, ebola, parasites, plague, and lyme disease could spread with global warming. According to a story in Reuters, the organization said increasing temperatures and changing precipitation levels will alter the distributions of pathogens.

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