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5 Deadly Diseases Emerging from Global Warming

As the globe warms, scientists warn about melting ice caps, rising sea levels and odd, extreme weather. But there’s another threat that may already be emerging: New (and old) diseases spreading in places once thought safe.

Melting permafrost may release “zombie pathogens” that have been frozen in ice for centuries, while warming temperatures will allow disease-spreading insects to roam far and wide. Threats now confined to the tropics will likely become problems at higher latitudes. Here are a few of the diseases that could thrive in a warming world.

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