Malaria, mainly prevailing over tropical and developing nations, might spread to countries in Europe due to the recent changes in the climate, a new study has warned.
A new research suggests that by 2080, regions in Western Europe could become prone to malaria epidemic, for nearly up to six months a year.
The researchers studied the areas vulnerable to epidemic, in view of the rise in temperature due to climate change and also the records of the spread of the disease.
As per the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, between 1906 to 2005, global air temperature had gone up by 0.74°C, and is expected to increase further to reach 6.4°C by 2099.
Global warming and malaria epidemic