Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change: Parasites that incubate at higher temperatures cause stronger infections in future hosts, creating a climate 'echo effect' across generations of pathogens

Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change: Parasites that incubate at higher temperatures cause stronger infections in future hosts, creating a climate 'echo effect' across generations of pathogens

A new study suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as crop blights or disease outbreaks -- may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity.

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