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Global warming may intensify infectious diseases like TB, dengue, Lyme disease, HIV/AIDs

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There may be more to fear from global warming than environmental changes.
According to several leading climate scientists and public health researchers, global warming will lead to higher incidence and more intense versions of disease. The direct or indirect effects of global warming might intensify the prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue and Lyme disease, they said, but the threat of increased health risks is likely to futher motivate the public to combat global warming. The environmental changes wrought by global warming will undoubtedly result in major ecologic changes that will alter patterns and intensity of some infectious diseases, will likely cause major population upheavals, creating crowded slums of refugees. Not only do areas of high population density facilitate disease transmission, but their residents are more likely to be vulnerable to disease because of...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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