Photo: Climate Change Spurring Dengue Rise, Experts Say



The Aedes aegypti mosquito, a common carrier of dengue fever, is expanding into new territories as global warming takes hold, experts say.


The disease, which can be treated if diagnosed quickly, has hit particularly hard in the Americas, where the number of cases increased from 66,000 in 1980 to 552,000 in 2006, according to the Pan American Health Organization.


Photograph by Bryan Reynolds/Getty Images

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