Saturday, December 13, 2008

Global warming will give more impact to malaria

Scientists have stated that as the global warming impact increases across the world so does increase the risk of so called "airport malaria" in malaria-free zones of the United States and Europe. The whole scenario looks like this: Mosquitoes make their way on to planes in tropical countries, and as the flight ends they can escape into the increasingly warmer climates of developed countries, where they now with an increased temperatures in these countries have a better chance of survival and of course spreading malaria.

Global warming will give more impact to malaria with the global increase in temperature

Malaria is one of the world's most deadliest diseases that per year kills over 12 million people with up to 500 million cases of malaria per year. As the temperatures increase in many parts of the world there will be a lot more cases of malaria, and of course a lot more victims. According to Dr. James H. Diaz " an infected patient can get on a plane and get anywhere in 24 hours. And an infected mosquito can get on a plane, as well. And in a warming world where mosquitoes live longer, have more breeding areas, and longer egg-laying seasons, this is a way the disease can be reintroduced into areas where it is now uncommon, such as the U.S.

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