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How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era

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Medical Geographer Dr. Sadie Ryan‘s work was recently discussed in How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era: A warming world is expanding the range of deadly diseases and risking an explosion of new zoonotic pathogens from the likes of bats, mosquitoes, and ticks by Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone magazine:

“A recent study by Sadie Ryan, a medical geographer at the University of Florida, found that, under a high carbon-emissions scenario (which would cause more severe global warming), an additional 76 million people could be at risk from exposure to malaria transmission in Eastern and Southern Africa by the year 2080. At the same time, heat-loving Aedes aegypti will move into West Africa, vacated by Anopheles gambiae, putting millions of Africans at risk for dengue, Zika, and other diseases.”

Read the whole story about how climate change is influencing zoonotic pathogens in How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era: A warming world is expanding the range of deadly diseases and risking an explosion of new zoonotic pathogens from the likes of bats, mosquitoes, and ticks.