Risk Of Dengue Fever Increases Due To Climate Change And Urbanization, Researchers Find

By Magdalena Mis
LONDON, Dec 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Large parts of Europe, West and Central Africa, and South America face the threat of outbreaks of the deadly dengue virus due to climate change and urbanization, according to the first-ever maps of dengue vulnerability published on Tuesday.
Research by the United Nations University found dengue fever, that is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and causes severe pain, is on the move with the maps pinpointing vulnerable areas as a tool to help prevent outbreaks.
“Changes to climate could result in increased exposure and pose a serious threat to areas that do not currently experience endemic dengue,” the report said.
The researchers said as the planet warms, dengue could spread to large parts of Europe and mountainous regions —> Read More Here


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