Climate change pushes “African” diseases north: expert

Global warming is pushing northwards diseases more commonly found in developing countries, posing a risk to the health of rich nations, Reuters reported the head of a livestock herders' charity as saying.
Steve Sloan, chief executive of GALVmed, said on Friday insect-borne diseases were increasingly moving north, such as the viral infection bluetongue that has hit cattle and sheep in western Europe.
"These ‘African’ diseases have become global issues because of climate change," Sloan told Reuters in an interview.

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