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Climate change: Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus

BBC News Friday, 8 November 2019 ()
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.
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News video: A Measles Type Virus Is Killing Thousands Of Seals

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As the planet warms, Arctic ice continues to thaw at a rapid rate, threatening sea life across the globe. A new study shows the disappearance of Arctic sea ice has allowed a deadly virus to spread among seal and otter populations. The phocine distemper virus was previously limited to the Atlantic...

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