Reported in Infectious disease collides with changing climate. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/24/2017)
But climate alone cannot account for Brazil’s latest bout with yellow fever, according to Chame, coordinator of the foundation’s biodiversity research unit.
Other contributors include the clearing of forests for farms and plantations, an activity that brings humans into areas thick with mosquitoes; the grinding rural poverty that makes insect repellent a luxury for many villagers; and the reluctance of many Brazilians to receive the yellow fever vaccine.
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Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin. (2/23/2017)
Mexico City. (2/19/2017)
Moose of Maine. (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys. (1/14/2017)
California wine country. (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska. (12/20/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. (7/7/2016)