26 Aug '16, 6pm

5 deadly diseases caused by global warming

5 deadly diseases caused by global warming

Deadly cholera outbreaks could increase with climate change because the bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration is attracted to warm weather and warm water. The disease spreads through contaminated water and cholera could increase in developing countries with poor sanitation that are on the front lines of climate change. Extreme heat and intense storms caused by climate change could lead to flooding that spreads contaminated water. Cholera kills more than 100,000 people globally every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I would put cholera highest on my list to worry about with respect to climate change,” Dr. David M. Morens, senior advisor to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Think Progress . “Cholera likes warm weather, so the warmer the Earth gets and the warmer the water...

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