21 Sep '12, 2pm

Brain-Eating Amoeba And Other Diseases That Could Spread With Climate Change

Brain-Eating Amoeba And Other Diseases That Could Spread With Climate Change

Global warming is the greatest threat facing our planet today. Scientists have been telling us this for a while: a warming planet alters weather patterns, water supplies, seasonal growth for plants and a sustainable way of life for us and the world’s wildlife. But have you considered how climate change can affect your health ? Experts note that climate change may also be impacting certain environmentally sensitive diseases, and not in a good way. Read on, if you dare! According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Changes in climate may enhance the spread of some diseases. Disease-causing agents, called pathogens, can be transmitted through food, water, and animals such as deer, birds, mice, and insects. Climate change could affect all of these transmitters. Translated, that means certain diseases will be able to proliferate due to rapid changes in water, heat and...

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