For example, there was a recent surge in the number of cases of tick-borne encephalitis in the former Soviet states of
…Recently, African dust blowing north into Europe - and
….In January of this year, two infectious disease experts wrote an article suggesting global warming may allow a tropical disease called dengue to become established in the U.S. Dengue is a viral infection that can be carried and transmitted by the Asian Tiger mosquito. The Asia Tiger arrived in the
….Predictions about climate change sparking epidemics around the world are just that: predictions. Many of those predictions have been made with "soft data" and derided by many disease experts as "simplistic thinking" and "gloom and doom speculation."
Still, the planet is warming up and it is difficult to know what all of the consequences of that warming will be for us. There will be surprises. In April, some Dutch infectious disease experts wrote, "it is difficult to foresee which arthropod-borne diseases will appear in the