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Kentucky May Become Ideal for the Deadliest Animal on Earth

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It’s estimated that the number of human beings that have ever lived is around 107 billion. It’s also estimated that around half, about 52 billion, have died as a result of mosquito borne illness.

Climate scientists are predicting that places like central Kentucky will see higher than normal temperatures and increased rainfall as result of climate change, creating an environment perfect for what’s been called humankind’s deadliest predator.

To learn more about the effect of climate change on mosquito populations, WUKY's Dan Collins speaks with Dr. Nicholas Teets, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky.Interview with Dr. Nicholas Teets, Asst. Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky

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