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Climate Change Creating Wider Areas Of Favorable Environments For Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

New York Times Magazine: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse
“…Climate change is turning abnormal weather into a common occurrence: Last year was the warmest year on record, the third in a row, and there were more heat waves, freezes, and storms in the United States that caused $1 billion or more in damage just in 2016 than in the years 1980 to 1984 combined. Anything that improves conditions for mosquitoes tips the scales for the diseases they carry as well: the West Nile virus that flattened Dallas, the dengue that returned to Florida in 2009 after 63 years and the newest arrival, Zika, which gained a toehold in the United States last year and is expected to surge this summer…” (McKenna, 4/20).

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