How Climate Change Could Reveal Long-Hidden Diseases03:49

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It's an effect of climate change that hasn't gotten much attention: Scientists say melting permafrost could cause bacteria and viruses that have long been dormant to spring back to life.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with science writer Jasmin Fox-Skelly (@jasminfoxskelly), who has been exploring the issue for the BBC.

This segment aired on May 12, 2017.


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