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Hotter, drier, sicker? How a changing planet drives disease

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By Sara HUSSEIN

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In tropical climates, warmer, wetter weather is driving an explosion in dengue fever.

People in countries like Japan can make the mistake of feeling this is something that only happens far away, but vector borne diseases can be just one airplane away. Every year mosquitoes with Dengue and other viral infections are found around Narita and Haneda airports, and some years even small outbreaks are identified already, the only thing that stops those small outbreaks from becoming a disaster is a winter that the infected mosquitoes can't survive, the moment mosquitoes can over-winter the outbreaks will begin at the same time as the mosquito season, cities like Tokyo are completely unprepared to deal with the huge number of patients that this would cause.

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Are they kidding? Try to exist a few hours in the Arctic where it is surely not hot and dry, and after that we discuss your new and assumed much better health condition, if there still are some left.

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Are they kidding? Try to exist a few hours in the Arctic where it is surely not hot and dry, and after that we discuss your new and assumed much better health condition, if there still are some left.

What has this to do with the infectious diseases that the article is talking about? Is your belief that infections are rampant in the Arctic?

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More fear mongering, lol

Well, I'm not concerned, I don't even think about it. I get on with making sure my family is ok and happy.

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WOLF, Fire, Fire

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Hotter, drier, sicker? How a changing planet drives disease

The whole article is complete misinformation, an example of cherry-picking selective data to confirm pre-fabricated premise.

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The whole article is complete misinformation, an example of cherry-picking selective data to confirm pre-fabricated premise.

Oooh another CoNsPiRaCy!

Please, tell us more!

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