11/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Climate Change Spreading Ebola, Plague Across The Planet

Scientists have nicknamed them the "deadly dozen": 12 diseases, lethal to humans and wildlife, that are increasing their geographical range.

Ebola, cholera, plague and sleeping sickness were among those identified yesterday by veterinary scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as spreading across the planet because of climate change. The scientists said that wildlife could give an early warning of the approach of diseases and save millions of people.

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