Immunology

Allergy-causing pollen levels much higher in 2010s than 1990s

Allergy-causing airborne grass pollen concentrations in Brisbane air are now almost three times higher than they were in the 1990s, accompanied by an increase in the frequency and proportion of high-extreme grass pollen days.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weather patterns can be used to forecast rotavirus outbreaks

Monitoring weather factors like temperature, rain, and snowfall is one way to predict the timing and intensity of rotavirus, a disease that causes extreme diarrhea, dehydration and thousands of death annually, particularly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weather forecast could predict cholera outbreaks: study

With recent deadly cholera outbreaks in Haiti and Cameroon providing the latest indication of a menacingly resurgent disease, scientists have discovered rain and temperature fluctuations in at-risk areas could predict epidemics ...

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