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Global warming and virus

on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:35

A new study commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed that global warming trends might be considered as drivers of the outbreaks of West Nile Fever (WNF) in humans that Europe experienced in the summer of 2010. As evidenced by the study, which involved several research institutions from Greece, Romania, Hungary, Sweden and Israel, rising temperatures play a more considerable role than humidity in the spread of the disease, whilst the effect of the rain was found to be not significant. These results has been published on PLOS ONE and one of the authors of the paper is Manfred Green, from the University of Haifa, member of the TellMe consortium.