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Megacities’ Crowded Conditions Increase Likelihood Of Climate-Related Diseases

SciDev.Net: Megacities worsen climate-prone diseases “Crowded conditions in developing world megacities can dramatically increase the effect of climate on infectious diseases, say researchers. … [T]he study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week (28 March), found that a higher baseline of rotavirus infection in the…

Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Additional Food Aid For Drought-Affected Country

Associated Press: Ethiopia leader calls for more foreign food aid amid drought “Ethiopia’s leader on Thursday urged the international community to donate more toward emergency food aid for millions of people amid a drought. Ethiopia ‘should not be neglected by any means despite all the other crises that are going…

Strong El Niño Increasing Risk Of Malnutrition, Disease Worldwide

New York Times: El Niño Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide “In rural villages in Africa and Asia, and in urban neighborhoods in South America, millions of lives have been disrupted by weather linked to the strongest El Niño in a generation. … The World Health Organization has estimated that…

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