Climate Change Will Expose Half of World’s Population to Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes By 2050

Climate Change Will Expose Half of World’s Population to Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes By 2050

The yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti. PHIL/CDC PHIL, CDC

Scientists and public health officials have documented an increasing number of outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses across the globe in recent years, including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Now, an international team of researchers has found that by 2050, two key disease-spreading mosquitoes — Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus — will significantly expand their range, posing a threat to 49 percent of the world’s population…