Climate change could increase foodborne illness by energizing flies

Livelier flies could land on more food, leaving Campylobacter behind in their tiny footsteps

House fly

MORE SPREAD  House flies (shown) can leave bacteria in their tiny footsteps, so researchers wonder whether a warming climate will bring more illness as flies grow more active.

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