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Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa


26 November 2018 - Across Africa, diseases transmitted by bloodsucking insects – including ticks, fleas and sandflies as well as mosquitoes – are emerging and re-emerging, and epidemics are reported more frequently than before.

Evidence is mounting that climate change – in addition to population movements and deficient urban planning – is contributing to these public health crises which place huge socio-economic burdens on vulnerable populations in low-capacity countries.

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Managing epidemics

This resource provides concise and up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them.