Climate change will bring more mosquitos to Oregon, report says

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Multnomah County's health department says that climate change will mean poorer air quality and swarms of mosquitos to the Portland region.

“For the first time, we’ve identified the specific health issues that our community will face,’’ said Dr. Justin Denny, Multnomah County’s health officer. “But we’ve also identified ways the community can protect people and help them adapt to conditions ahead.”

Those strategies include better tracking heat-related health problems and hazards, as well as monitoring mosquito-borne diseases.

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