Washington: Virginia Tech scientists have found that mosquitoes reared in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and more likely to transmit them to people.The connection between temperature and the mosquito`s immune system, is significant in light of global climate change, researchers Kevin Myles and Zach Adelman, associate professors of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and affiliates of the Fralin Life Science Institute, said."Our data offers a plausible hypothesis for how changes in weather influence the transmission of these diseases and will likely continue to do so in the future," Myles said.A variety of weather anomalies may occur with global changes in climate. However, predicting what these weather anomalies will be is difficult due to the enormous complexity involved. Nevertheless, the work of Myles and Adelman suggest that it would be unwise to focus solely on warmer temperatures when considering links between climate change and disease transmission.
Modi critics should go to Pakistan: Giriraj Singh
FIR registered against Ajit Pawar
Modi, then and now: 13 years of political journey
Stop govt from appointing new Army chief: BJP to Election Commission