UK adaptations: Human health

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    In a warmer UK, cases of cold-related illnesses are likely to be greatly reduced. But cases of food poisoning and water contamination may rise and more frequent heat waves could make heatstroke more common. The UK government is considering measures to tackle these possible health impacts, such as installing air conditioning on public transport and improving disease monitoring.