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Exotic diseases from warmer climates gain foothold in the U.S.

June 23, 2012

Full Article at http://www.eenews.net/public/climatewire/2012/06/04/1

By Umair Irfan

Diseases once thought to be rare or exotic in the United States are gaining a presence and getting new attention from medical researchers who are probing how immigration, limited access to care and the impacts of climate change are influencing their spread.

Illnesses like schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and dengue are endemic in warmer, wetter and poorer areas of the world, often closer to the equator. According to the World Health Organization, almost 1 billion people are afflicted with more than one tropical disease.

Full Article at http://www.eenews.net/public/climatewire/2012/06/04/1

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