Study: Climate change could expose more than 1 billion to mosquito-borne illnesses by 2100

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A new study is highlighting the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses over the next century.

Researchers at the University of Florida (https://bit.ly/2TIyxCF) found up to a billion people could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases like Zika by the year 2100 as climate change intensifies.

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They report shifting global temperatures will make new parts of the world vulnerable to mosquitoes.

This would expose new populations to the threat of infection.

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