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There are diseases hidden in ice, waking up due to global warming

hidden diseases waking up due to global warming

Nowadays we can see the sign of global warming everywhere. But do you know global warming also waking up deadly diseases from the ice?

Due to global warming 5 deadly diseases emerging in the world

Ice caps melting in Antarctica releases some deadly pathogens in the world. Here is the list of 5 deadly diseases emerging from frozen ice.

#1 Zika shifts

deadly Zika virus in microscope
Digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus. Virus particles are colored blue. By CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith Public Domain

Zika is a dangerous virus spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This virus causes mild chikungunya fever, dengue and also can cause miscarriage and microcephaly in fetuses. As a result of global warming, we will have to face an increase in aegypti mosquitos.

#2 Anthrax, revived

In the month of July 2016, a terrible incident happened in Siberia. An outbreak of anthrax ripped through reindeer herds. As a result, a bunch of people became ill and more than 2,000 are dead.

The main cause behind the incident was Anthrax. A 75 years old reindeer carcass had remained locked in the ice. But due to the recent increase in temperatures start melting the frozen ice curst from the soil and release the corpse inside it.

For years researchers warned us about the burial grounds beneath us. Many viruses are buried with the dead are live inside those burial ground for years. Siberian soil melting is triggering a few of them. 

#3 Cholera on the rise

There are diseases hidden in ice, waking up due to global warming 1
Cholera bacteria are among those that use quorum sensing, making them susceptible to Vern Schramm’s ‘everlasting antibiotics.’ (Image credit: Tina Carvalho, the University of Hawaii at Manoa.)

A study published in 2014 suggested that due to climate change increased flooding can increase the spread of cholera. Also increased heat melting the ice of Antarctica, as the result water level continues growing. Therefor in just a few years, flooding can drastically increase cholera outbreaks by spreading the contaminated water.

#4 Zombie diseases

infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell observed by transmission electron microscopy
An ultrathin section of a Pithovirus particle in an infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell observed by transmission electron microscopy with enhancement (Image credit: Julia Bartoli and Chantal Abergel, IGS and CNRS-AMU)

Recently Russian and French scientists discover a 30,000 years old ancient virus while investigating Siberian permafrost. The virus was not like another ordinary virus. It was 10 times larger than the HIV virus and the biggest ever found. They named it Pithovirus sibericum and measures 1,500 nanometres across.

#5 Tick-borne illness expands

A 2008 research by Ecohealth estimated that if we can’t do anything about climate change then Lyme disease can spread up to 213% peoples in Canada. As time passes by we can see the estimation becoming a harsh truth. In 2017, local health departments reported a record number of cases of tickborne diseases. The reported numbers of cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis, babesiosis, tularemia, and Powassan virus disease. This report shows yearly increasing cases of tick-borne illness from a total of 48,610 reported cases in 2016 to 59,349 reported cases in 2017.

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