CHI Co-Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Neelu Tummala, wrote 'THINK' piece for NBC News entitled, 'What winter weather forecasts, wildfires and mosquitoes mean for our health'. A warming climate is contributing to worsening public health outcomes associated with longer wildfire seasons, warmer temperatures, and...mosquitos in December! "While the change in seasons is confusing, to say the least, what is most concerning to me, as a physician, is what this warmer weather means for public health," says Tummala.
CHI member and Assistant Professor Medicine in the Infectious Disease Division at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Hana Akselrod, was quoted in the article saying, “The lengthened mosquito season increases risk of transmission of West Nile virus, which is endemic to most of the U.S."
Read the full article here.