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Global warming may up childhood viral infection: Study

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Climate change may increase the risk of hand, foot, (HFMD), a common childhood viral infection, a study warns.

The review, published in of Dermatology, revealed a positive relationship between HFMD and temperature and humidity.

No significant relationship was identified between HFMD and precipitation, wind speed, and/or sunshine, said researchers from the University of California, in the US.

"There is an emerging understanding of the link between our changing climate and the rising incidence of various infectious diseases," said from the University of California,

"Many of these changes are so insidious that they are hard for the average practitioner to detect at the individual level," said Coates.

"We hope to raise awareness within the medical community of these large-scale trends and spur appropriate political action given their potential consequences to public health," she said.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 13:45 IST