Hayhoe : Dengue Fever Coming To Chicago

One disease of increasing concern is dengue fever. As temperatures get warmer, certain species will migrate to new areas and carry disease with them. “Looking at where mosquitoes are now in the U.S., they don’t live long enough for dengue to incubate,” explained Hayhoe, adding that climate change would extend the mosquito’s lifetime and allow the disease to develop in areas such as Chicago.

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Temperatures in Illinois have been plummeting for 90 years, but actual data is never an impediment to Katherine’s ambitions.

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10 Responses to Hayhoe : Dengue Fever Coming To Chicago

  1. chris y says:

    USGS relies on CDC to provide maps by county of Dengue fever positive test results. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are at the same latitude, about 18 N. Hawaii has no positive test results in any county. Puerto Rico has only one county that does NOT have positive test results.

    This is a clear sign that Dengue fever spread is dominated by local climate…

    Michael Tobis recommends that people who don’t know what they are talking about should STFU.

  2. Justa Joe says:

    Miss Kathy is now an epidemiologist? Funny how all climate scientists are also experts on public policy, public health, energy policy, agriculture, and econmics.

  3. Brian G Valentine says:

    Anybody who disagrees with Katharine is a white supremacist misogynist neo-Nazi Timothy McVeigh copycat.

    That goes for all of CDC.

  4. Andy DC says:

    Every idiot knows that global warming causes both more and less mosquitoes, just as it produces both more and less of everything else in the world. It just depends on what side of the bed you wake up on. And it is all caused by evil Republican white males.

  5. gator69 says:

    There are alarmists, and then there are scientists…

    “Brazilian health authorities have taken the lead in the fight against dengue fever not with vaccines but rather with mosquitoes. At the start of this week they expanded their program and opened a large-scale mosquito farm in the northeast state of Bahia.

    Now, these are not the garden-variety mosquitoes, they are an army of genetically modified male mosquitoes being used to combat, rather than spread, disease. In the laboratory, male mosquitoes are genetically modified to carry a lethal gene against the dengue virus. They are then released into the wild to mate with female mosquitoes (who are actually the ones who bite humans – since they need the blood for their eggs) and once the lethal gene is passed on to the offspring they die in the larvae stage and never make it to adulthood.”

    http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/12/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-fight-dengue-fever/

  6. John B., M.D. says:

    In the Chicago suburbs, we had a very mild mosquito season due to the drought.

  7. Steve,

    I noticed you use screenhunter a lot… I switched to GreenShot, which seems very good and is highly rated. More configurable. You could customize to use the same keys as before if you want (F6)… See what you think…

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/files/Greenshot/Greenshot%201.0/Greenshot-RC5-INSTALLER-1.0.5.2197.exe/download

  8. Jimmy Haigh says:

    I had a dose of haemorragic Dengue Fever in August. But I live in Thailand,

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