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4 Mar 2008

The impact of climate changes on neglected tropical diseases is itself neglected

There is an urgent need for researchers to investigate further the potential impact of climate changes on the transmission of neglected tropical diseases. The findings of such research are required so that populations might be able to adapt or, if necessary, migrate to overcome increased risks for transmission of neglected tropical diseases caused by climate changes.
Source: TropIKA
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21 Jan 2008

Dengue identified as a threat to the USA: Will it now become an international priority?

Dengue, which is regarded as a tropical disease, is increasingly being seen in the USA. This has led to a call for more action to combat its spread.
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
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17 Jan 2008

Climate Variability And Visceral Leishmaniasis In Europe1

A three-year pan-European project entitled Climate change and adaptation strategies for human health (cCASHh), funded under the European Union thematic programme on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD-1999), began in 2000.
Source: WHO/TDR
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8 Aug 2007

Heavy rainfall tied to sunspot cycles in East Africa

Scientists believe a link observed between sunspots and heavy rainfall can be used to predict disease outbreaks in East Africa.
Source: scidev.net
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