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21 February 2011

GW increase water-borne diseases

Climate change could increase exposure to water-borne diseases originating in oceans, lakes and coastal ecosystems, and the impact could be felt within 10 years.

Climate change could increase exposure to water-borne diseases originating in oceans, lakes and coastal ecosystems, and the impact could be felt within 10 years, US scientists said.

"Our projections indicate that by the end of the 21st century, blooms may begin up to two months earlier in the year and persist for one month later, compared to the present-day time period of July to October," said Stephanie Moore, one of the scientists who worked on the study.

 
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