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Climate change 'accelerating' brain infections, claims UK outlet the Telegraph

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U.K. outlet the Telegraph recently published an article claiming that climate change is accelerating the advance of a Japanese brain infection due to increased mosquito breeding.

The journalist claims that the Japanese encephalitis virus that affects upwards of 68,000 people annually has seen an increase in infections because climate change is causing more monsoons, which is allowing for more stagnant water to be breeding grounds for mosquitoes that spread the disease in Asia.

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