Limiting global warming could avoid millions of dengue fever cases

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

A new report published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that limiting warming to the goal of the UN Paris Agreement would also stop dengue spreading to areas where incidence is currently low.

Press release: https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/limiting-global-warming-could-avoid-millions-of-dengue-fever-cases

Full article in PNAS: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/05/22/1718945115