FEARS have been raised that Zika carrying Asian tiger mosquitos could invade the UK this summer. The mosquito is native to South East Asia but has spread to Europe through the transport of goods and been able to take hold a result of rising temperatures linked to climate change. The Asian tiger mosquito – one of the main disease spreading mosquitoes – is already present in northern Italy and southern France and moving north around 93 miles a year. It is capable of transmitting tropical diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and the West Nile virus. The eggs of the Asian tiger mosquito were found for the first time in the UK - in a small village in Kent. Temperatures are rising and by 2040 the average daily temperature in the UK is expected to by between 0.5C and 1C hotter than today. Two recent studies - from the Liverpool and Oxford Universities - have said climate change could allow Asian tiger mosquitoes to spread across Western Europe. The Department of Health has … [Read more...] about Fears Asian tiger mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika to invade UK this summer
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About Bara Vaida Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ's core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about health policy and infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in outlets that include the National Journal, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News, McClatchy News Service, MSNBC, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post. View all posts by Bara Vaida → Photo: ninaraCrescent Island Game Park in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Could another seemingly obscure mosquito-borne disease that formerly existed mostly in Africa spread around the globe like the Zika virus? Scientists say climate change increases that risk. With warming temperatures, mosquitoes carrying diseases are more abundant and are spreading to farther regions of the world. For journalists looking for stories about climate change and public health, infectious disease is a rich area for exploration. Check out the work of researcher Amy Hartman, assistant professor at the … [Read more...] about Researchers study Rift Valley fever as climate change expands risks
Saturday, December 29, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, conspiracy, Cover-Up, disease, Hepatitis, HIV, illegal immigrants, Journalism, left cult, lies, migrants, Open Borders, outbreak, tuberculosis (Natural News) An astonishing report from Judicial Watch reveals how the same deceptive media that goes insane over U.S. children who are unvaccinated simultaneously goes to extraordinary lengths to cover up the disease infestation of illegal migrants. The media is actively conspiring to bury the truth about how migrants are bringing HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis to America, all while receiving favored protections in “sanctuary cities” that effectively grant illegals legal immunity from the very same crimes that would send U.S. citizens to prison. (Calif. Governor Jerry Brown just pardoned violent convicted murderers in order to prevent them from being deported.) Here’s the full article from Judicial Watch, an organization worthy of your year-end … [Read more...] about Media buries the truth about illegal immigrants bringing wave of hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV to America
Friday, December 07, 2018 by: Ellaine Castillo Tags: dengue, Diseases, goodhealth, insects, mosquito repellents, mosquito-borne disease, mosquitoes, pests, prevention, viral disease, virus (Natural News) Mosquitoes can easily transmit diseases – such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, and dengue – with just one bite. Among these diseases, dengue has the highest risk of mortality, which is very worrisome since it is also the quickest to spread across the world. The risk of getting dengue significantly increases during the monsoon season since this promotes the breeding of mosquitoes that transmit the disease. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to prevent dengue fever. An average of 390 million dengue infections is noted each year, with the majority of them happening in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Many people mistake the mosquito as the pathogen behind dengue but in truth they just carry the virus that causes the … [Read more...] about A tip sheet on how to prevent dengue fever
The Conversation US, ContributorViews from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis of issues for the public. 10/30/2018 05:41 pm ET By Oghenekaro Omodior and Daniel Becker, Indiana University/The Conversation Life in a single-family home in suburban America, one with a quiet and spacious backyard, surrounded by natural habitats, lush green vegetation, where beautiful birds, squirrels and other small mammals come and go, is the American dream. Now, however, this once-cherished dream is being threatened by invading tick and mosquito species that are carrying emerging pathogens. Public health officials use emerging vector-borne diseases (VBDs) in this context to refer to diseases or pathogenic agents transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks that have recently entered human populations for the first time. In some cases these diseases have historically been present in humans but have increased in frequency, geographic range or both. Exposure to ticks and mosquitoes is the … [Read more...] about Is Climate Change Causing A Rise In Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases?