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Disease becomes national security threat

Disease spread by more heat, humidity and rainfall caused by climate change has emerged as a national security concern. Is the U.S. health system prepared to deal with it? The story, by Medill National Security reporter Jessica Q. Chen, is featured on McClatchy DC and in the Kansas City Star.

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CDC gives out climate change grants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving eight states and two city health departments the first-ever grants to look at the health impacts of climate change.

Hotter temperatures and extreme weather conditions, such as droughts and floods, can lead to deadly heat stroke, respiratory illnesses and the spread of insect-borne and water-borne diseases, according to the CDC website.  Other concerns the CDC has linked with health and climate change are found here. … Continue Reading

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