Europe is on the brink of a serious threat to health from dangerous tropical diseases as climate change changes weather patterns across the continent and people move more, scientists say.
The harsher winters and the more cooler conditions in Europe have long ago meant that insects that spread lethal disease such as dengue fever and West Nile fever simply can not survive to transmit infections to new human hosts. Even though small disease-carrying diseases can make the distance from areas of outbreak to more northerly regions, they can not cope with the sudden drop in temperatures when Europe's seasons change.
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However, with climate change, which affects the temperature and rain patterns in Europe, scientists are issuing a vivid warning that this will have a significant effect in providing the ideal hotter, wetter conditions for breeding and spreading these insects
Scientists have presented new research into the anxiety widening of the vector range at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases on Saturday. "The real reality is that longer hot seasons will increase the seasonal window for the potential spread of vector-borne diseases and favor larger outbreaks," says study author Dr. Giovanni Reza, Infectious Diseases "Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, Italy.
It is worrisome that Rezza adds that "Mediterranean Europe is now a tropical part-time area," in which these vectors for the spread of diseases are already
The last decade has seen outbreaks of tropical diseases in Europe such as mosquito spread ranging from dengue fever in France to malaria in Greece. Cases of incurable chicanguage virus have been reported in both Italy and France after they first appeared in Europe in 2007. Meanwhile, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) says that in 2018 the rate of Western Experimental Transmission
Experts on the spread of deadly tropical diseases call for more threat monitoring efforts to be better prepared to prevent potential outbreaks.
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