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Mosquito Risk to Health May Double by 2100

As the world warms, the horizons also widen for the mosquito risk to health, putting another billion people in jeopardy.

Investigating a malaria outbreak in Egypt in 2015. [Image Credit: Via Wikimedia Commons (public domain)] Click to Enlarge.

Within 80 years the health of twice as many people as today could face a serious mosquito risk − and not only in the tropics.

One billion people are already in danger of mosquito-borne disease.  As the world warms and climates become more hospitable to the insects that transmit dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and other fearful viruses, that number could double by the end of the century.

And as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus extend their range to the north and the south, and higher up the hill regions, tropical infections that already kill millions will spread into the temperate zones.

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