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What is West Nile virus and how climate change may affect its spread

Health experts worry that rising temperatures could mean West Nile, a mosquito-borne virus, will become more prevalent in less common places.
Squirrel Hill woman briefly hospitalized with county's 1st human case of West Nile this year
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Squirrel Hill woman briefly hospitalized with county's 1st human case of West Nile this year

A Squirrel Hill woman was hospitalized recently after contracting West Nile Virus, the first human case in Allegheny County this year, according to the county health department.

West Nile virus reported in two people in New York City, health officials say

West Nile virus reported in two people in New York City, health officials say

New York health authorities announced that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state — one case in Brooklyn and another in Queens — as “a record number” of infected mosquitoes have been detected.
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Climate change may push the US toward the 'goldilocks zone' for West Nile virus

Spring rain, summer drought, and heat created ideal conditions for mosquitoes to spread the West Nile virus through Colorado last year, experts have said.

Mustafa Santiago Ali: Environmental racism is killing Americans of color. Climate change will make it worse
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Mustafa Santiago Ali: Environmental racism is killing Americans of color. Climate change will make it worse

We've turned a blind eye to a public health time bomb in already vulnerable communities.

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The world’s largest falcon faces a threat it can’t flee: climate change
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The world’s largest falcon faces a threat it can’t flee: climate change

Scientists are working to better understand gyrfalcons, the only raptors that stay year-round in the Arctic, the fastest-warming region on Earth.
“We don’t know what else is out there.” Five ways new diseases emerge — and what we can do about them
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“We don’t know what else is out there.” Five ways new diseases emerge — and what we can do about them

From forests and farms to our own back yards, there's a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks.

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