How climate change threatens the health of Europeans – We answer your questions

Climate change is increasing the risk of certain diseases in Europe. The chances of catching Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya viruses are rising as the Asian tiger mosquito spreads, while ticks now live at higher latitudes and altitudes, carrying Lyme disease. The Vibrio bacteria in the Baltic is also taking advantage of warming trends. Heatwaves can also be deadly, and the number of high temperature days per year in Europe is rising. Write your questions for our experts below.