Study finds link between flu and climate change

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Study finds link between flu and climate change

BY CLIMATE & CAPITAL MEDIA Scientists have found a link between a heightened risk of flu and rapid weather swings that have become increasingly common in recent years due to climate change, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The researchers analyzed surface temperatures, weather patterns, and health records from January 1, 1997, to February 28, 2018, a total of 7,729 days. They found that years with intense weather fluctuations in the autumn months incited the flu, creating a robust patient population early in a flu…

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