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Dengue Fever Creeps Back Into the U.S
.Then there's climate change. As the weather warms, especially in the tropics, the mosquito is able to thrive and expand its potential range. A 2008 report by the Lowy Institute in Sydney estimated that by 2085, more than half the world's population will be living in areas that are at risk for dengue fever, far greater than today. In general, vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue and West Nile Virus could become more prevalent as the weather warms and the winters that once stopped these mosquitoes cold become less of a barrier.




Source: http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/10/dengue-fever-creeps-back-into-the-u-s-%E2%80%94-and-climate-change-isnt-helping/#ixzz1PLvysTDO


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