The outbreaks of highly infectious tropical diseases like dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis etc., in India, is due to global warming and climate change, which are proving to be advantageous to the mosquitoes, to breed and flourish. Warmer weather and high humidity help vectors like mosquitoes, to breed more effectively. Chikungunya and dengue outbreaks have claimed hundreds of lives across India.

Environmentalists in India believe that irregular weather and rainfall patterns, induced by global warming, are the main reasons behind the recent outbreaks and environmental management is the only solution to control such outbreaks of infectious diseases. Chikungunya, a disease characterized by high fever, joint pains and severe headache has claimed hundreds of lives and infected nearly 1.3 million people, across the country.

 

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