By Stephen Adams for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 00:49 BST, 14 April 2019 | Updated: 00:49 BST, 14 April 2019
British tourists heading for Mediterranean hotspots could be at risk from tropical diseases that are moving north from Africa, scientists are warning.
Climate change means Mediterranean Europe harbours disease-carrying insects such as the tiger mosquito and is ‘now a part-time tropical region’, the scientists will tell a conference today.
The past decade has seen isolated outbreaks of dengue fever in France and Croatia, chikungunya virus in Italy and France, and malaria in Greece.
Climate change means Mediterranean Europe