Navigation Links
Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread
Date:2/5/2009

rus); cyclic periods of high rainfall, modern irrigation projects, and livestock trade between Africa and southern Arabia (Rift Valley fever virus); and modern air transport, the availability of compatible mosquito species and large numbers of virus-spreading migratory birds (West Nile virus).

Of the four viruses under review, Higgs said, climate change could probably only be given the lion's share of the credit for the spread of Bluetongue virus. The midge-borne virus can cause fatal disease in sheep, goats and cattle and until about 10 years ago was limited to Africa. Then a warmer climate in Europe made it possible for the cold-sensitive Culex imicola midge species responsible for carrying the virus to move north. Today, borne by other midge species, Bluetongue has spread to 12 European countries.

"There are some confounding factors here, in that infected but asymptomatic livestock are being moved around, and midges can be spread great distances quickly by the wind," Higgs said. "But it seems clear that Bluetongue's dispersal has been driven by the northward expansion of Culex imicola, and that climate change may have contributed to that. If average temperatures increase in certain regions of the world as predicted by some experts, then species of arthropod vectors may disperse beyond their current geographic boundaries, and we need to be ready for the possibility that similar outbreaks could occur."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Kelly
jpkelly@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mayo Clinic researchers suspect a novel gene is causing restless legs syndrome in a large family
2. Researchers disprove 15-year-old theory about the nervous system
3. Caltech researchers help unlock the secrets of gene regulatory networks
4. Researchers find pathway and enzyme unique to tularemia organism
5. TGen and ASU researchers find drug that could reduce risk of Alzheimers
6. LSUSHC researchers find potential new target for hypertension treatment
7. UT Southwestern researchers disrupt biochemical system involved in cancer, degenerative disease
8. What we don’t know still hurts us, environmental researchers warn
9. Researchers unzip molecules to measure interactions keeping DNA packed in cells
10. Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension
11. Researchers identify new function of protein in cellular respiration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... Northern Territories in Canada and have sent smoke drifting ... on. NASA,s Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image ... July 26, 2014. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS,s ... smoke are drifting northward in this image. Smoke ... Fire has caused power outages in the area and ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Kent has shown for the first time how the ... could have a major impact on cancer therapy development. ... the mechanism whereby the physical properties of the internal ... are ,fine-tuned, to undertake different functions. , While some ... a framework for the cell, others are more dynamic, ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... ground breaking new book that brings together two of ... raise the profile of insect fossils through stunning photographs ... Penney and James E Jepson, details the incredible preservation ... setting the scene for what these remarkable fossils can ... even the future of our planet. Like the mosquito ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Unique images bring fossil insects back to life 2
... engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of ... sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that is relatively ... has been much more difficult to utilize in ethanol ... adding to earlier advances, reduces or eliminates several major ...
... 24, 2010) - Three weeks of oral resveratrol or ... microRNA activity close to their pre-event levels in excised ... were attributed to exerting the majority of the gene-switching ... microRNA optimally regulated by Longevinex and two optimally by ...
... New findings from the Monell Center reveal that weight ... formula the infant is consuming. The findings have implications related ... and other diseases later in life. "Events early in ... most significant influences is early growth rate," said study lead ...
Cached Biology News:Team overcomes major obstacles to cellulosic biofuel production 2Team overcomes major obstacles to cellulosic biofuel production 3Team overcomes major obstacles to cellulosic biofuel production 4Longevinex exerts greater influence over genes than resveratrol 2Longevinex exerts greater influence over genes than resveratrol 3Not all infant formulas are alike: Differential effects on weight gain 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... --  Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), ... solutions, and Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML), the ... the United States , have announced a license ... "We have great appreciation for Mayo Clinic,s commitment ... the opportunity to partner with the organization,s leading clinical ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014) Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can ... chemical process invented at Rice University. , In ... nanoscale building, with floors and walls that reinforce each ... materials: floors and walls of graphene oxide that self-assemble ... , The researchers say the foam could find use ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... NEW YORK , July 29, 2014  Pomerantz ... Impax Laboratories, Inc. ("Impax" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: IPXL).  ... Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. ... certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections ... 1934.  On July 29, 2014, Impax ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Pa. , July 29, 2014  Discovery ... dedicated to advancing a new standard of respiratory ... results on August 5, 2014 before the open ... The Company will host a live teleconference and ... During the conference call, Discovery Labs, management will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 2Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 3Sequenom Enters Into License Agreement With Mayo Medical Laboratories 4Tough foam from tiny sheets 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Impax Laboratories, Inc. - IPXL 2Discovery Labs to Report 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time 2
... Christenson will assume duties as director of the state ... Secretary Cory Nettles announced the hire last ... initiative. , ,Part of the key to our ... in collaborative efforts. We hope to connect the tech ...
... For Ron Reynolds, an early peek at what would turn ... Way came through a hole in the ceiling. , ,As ... late 1970s, Reynolds sawed a hole in the ceiling of ... a specially built spectrometer through the roof of the building, ...
... of molten steel as the representative symbol of a ... the cubicle farm. Instead of coke and iron ore, ... data and information into knowledge and ideas: An invisible ... output is knowledge. Every physical product has a knowledge ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nettles Names Christenson as Director of Bureau of Entrepreneurship 2Journey Leads Astronomer to New Galactic Structure 2Journey Leads Astronomer to New Galactic Structure 3Transforming Information to Knowledge 2
Mouse monoclonal [4i144] to HLA Class II DQ1 7 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human): HLA Class 2 Antigen DQ1,7....
ASCIZ...
Goat polyclonal to CHMP5 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: C-NKDGVLVDEFGLPQ, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 202-215 of Human CHMP5 Entrez GeneID: ...
...
Biology Products: