Ash from wildfires forms patterns at Narrawallee Beach, located near the town of Milton in New South Wales, Australia, on January 13. The Australian fires have burned across an area twice the size of Switzerland while claiming at least 28 lives and destroying thousands of homes. Photo: Bloomberg

Letters | Climate change and coronaviruses: a warming world encourages the emergence and spread of new infectious diseases

  • Rising global temperatures will shorten winter seasons, which benefit potential disease-carrying agents and enable them to spread further north
  • Climate change may also make habitats unsuitable for animals, forcing them closer to urban areas and increasing the risk of transmission of zoonotic diseases
Topic |   Disease

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Ash from wildfires forms patterns at Narrawallee Beach, located near the town of Milton in New South Wales, Australia, on January 13. The Australian fires have burned across an area twice the size of Switzerland while claiming at least 28 lives and destroying thousands of homes. Photo: Bloomberg
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