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  1. Infectious Disease A look at how climate change is affecting infectious diseases. www.windows2universe.org A Windows to the Universe presentation to accompany the Infectious Diseases activity

  2. Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases NBC Learn Video – Infectious Diseases www.windows2universe.org

  3. Class Summary of Infectious Diseases Chart

  4. Vector-borne diseases Vectors are animals that spread human diseases www.windows2universe.org

  5. Malaria • Malaria affects millions of people worldwide every year. • Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, and is a problem in warm, wet climates where the mosquitoes flourish www.windows2universe.org

  6. Cholera • Cholera is a disease caused by a bacterium that spreads through contaminated drinking water • When poor living conditions or disaster force people to drink contaminated water, cholera can quickly become epidemic www.windows2universe.org

  7. Dengue • Dengue (also known as breakbone fever) is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes • Like malaria, it is spreading because many environments are getting warmer and wetter and allowing mosquito populations to increase www.windows2universe.org

  8. Dengue Dengue is projected to spread with global warming www.windows2universe.org

  9. Schistosomiasis • Schistosomiasis is a disease spread by parasitic worms. • It is spread by snails, and is a problem in wet tropical climates where the snails are abundant and water is often contaminated with human waste. www.windows2universe.org