Monthly Archives: June 2019

Impact of climate and climate change on vector-borne diseases

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Vector-Borne Diseases (VBDs) such as malaria, yellow fever, Lyme disease, plague, dengue, and leishmaniasis kill 700,000 people globally each year. Currently, the burden of VBDs is mostly found under tropical and warm climates that allow transmission all year long. This may change as our planet warms. Florence Fouque and her colleagues examine the impact of climate change on vector-borne diseases.