Zika Virus May Only Be The Start: Climate Change & Your Health

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With the spread of the Zika virus and other insect-borne diseases causing global concern, the effect of climate change on public health is becoming a priority issue. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new policy paper, climate change will have devastating consequences for public and individual health unless aggressive, global action is taken now to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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“We need to take action now to protect the health of our community’s most vulnerable members — including our children, our seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and the poor — because our climate is already changing and people are already being harmed,” said American College of Physicians President Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP in a recent press release.