Climate Change Aggravates More Than Half of Infectious Diseases

“This is one of the conclusions of a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Of the 375 infectious diseases affecting people, 218 (58%) are exacerbated by the climate crisis. This figure rises to 277 when including non-communicable conditions such as asthma, insect bites and snake bites…. The study was based on data from the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network (GIDEON) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”