‘Airport Malaria’ Risk Rising With Global Warming December 12, 2008Posted by honestclimate in Temperature.
Tags: climate change, global warming, malaria
‘Airport Malaria’ Risk Rising With Global Warming
Oh dear, here we go again with another scare story, beware the killer mosquitoes…however, I wouldn’t lose too much sleep over it since the globe is no warmer today than it was in 1998.
From Yahoo News, December 12, 2008
FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) — Global warming is raising the risk for infection with so-called “airport malaria in malaria-free zones of the United States and Europe, researchers warn.
Here’s how it happens, as the scientists explain it: Mosquitoes make their way on to planes in tropical regions, and at the end of a flight can escape into the increasingly warmer climates of developed countries, where they now have a better chance of surviving and proliferating.