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European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

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New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

Spurred on by climate change and international travel and trade, vector-borne disease outbreaks are set to increase across much of Europe over the next few decades–and not just in the temperate countries around the Mediterranean.
Even previously unaffected areas in higher…

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