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Government body warns of increased health threats from climate change in Germany


BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s disease control agency warns that rising temperatures due to global warming will increase the likelihood of heat stroke, vector-borne illnesses and other health risks in the country. The Robert Koch Institute said Thursday that lung diseases from forest fires and agricultural dust may become a growing problem. So will skin cancer due to increased ultraviolet radiation as Germany experiences longer periods of cloud-free weather. The authors of a new report note the recent arrival in the country of Hyalomma ticks that are capable of carrying bacteria responsible for typhus as an example of newly emerging disease threats.

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