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Climate Change will Lead to Dengue Fever outbreaks in Chicago, elsewhere

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

“Of the three cities studied, Dengue Fever outbreaks in Chicago during the summer season could be larger than outbreaks in Atlanta and Lubbock, Texas during the spring and fall.” “This approach allows us to better understand how climate change will affect the mosquito species and diseases transmitted by it,” he said. “Surprisingly, we found that dengue would shift, rather than increase the risk for dengue outbreaks within the southern United States. This occurred because projected climate conditions in the South became too warm and decreased the life expectancy of the Asian tiger mosquito. The shortened life span prevented the mosquito from incubating dengue before it died.

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