Has the spread of disease gotten worse because of climate change?



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    Bacteria that were previously unable to spread to certain areas due to colder temperatures are now affecting new targets.  Mosquitos, one of the most prevalant disease-carriers, usually die off during the winter.  Now, temperatures are warm enough to allow their survival and the survival of the diseases they carry.  Reports have shown 12 pathogens that could migrate to new areas as a direct result of climate change, including avian flu, ebola, tuberculosis and cholera.

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