Saturday, May 2, 2020

How climate change could make infectious diseases even more difficult to combat in the future

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the deadliest virus outbreaks in modern history.
But researchers fear this pandemic could only be the beginning of a new battle against infectious disease outbreaks – the World Health Organisation warns that climate change could make the spread of disease even worse in the coming decades.
Researchers worry that rising temperatures could cause animals to spread disease in more widespread areas, make pathogens more savvy at surviving in hot climates, and possibly weaken the human body’s immune response.

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