India: Changing rainfall linked to plague outbreaks – report

AlertNet: Outbreaks of the plague -- a relatively rare but deadly disease -- are linked to rainfall and may become more frequent in some areas as climate change alters weather patterns, scientists from Norway and China say. In a research project, Norwegian and Chinese scientists analyzed data from the last major outbreak of plague, which originated in China around 1855 and lasted over 100 years. The researchers compared the number of cases per year between 1850 and 1964 against the level of rainfall in......

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