In this episode, we explore the potential impact of climate change on the spread of dengue fever and other infectious diseases, with a focus on the United Kingdom. As global temperatures rise, the mosquitoes carrying dengue fever could find the UK to be a suitable breeding ground, posing a significant health risk to millions of people.
We'll examine how factors like temperature, precipitation, and humidity are influenced by climate change, leading to increased dengue transmission during rainy or monsoon seasons. We'll also delve into a study that highlights the connection between climatic hazards and the aggravation of 58% of human pathogenic diseases worldwide.
Lastly, we'll discuss the importance of addressing the root cause of the problem by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and exploring what we can do to limit the damage. Join us to understand the crucial links between climate change, infectious diseases, and the urgent need for action.