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As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts

August 1, 2013

a monarch butterfly and the parasite it can carry Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts on human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitigate the spread of lethal diseases. Full Story

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