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Climate change hampers progress on fighting epidemics: Global Fund
eMediNexus,  23 October 2019
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Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Africa, the head of a global health fund said on Tuesday.

Other potential deadly consequences of climate change include more intense cyclones which leave an increased risk of infections in their wake, said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “Of the three diseases, the one most obviously affected by climate change is malaria,” Sands told journalists in Geneva… (Reuters, October 22, 2019)

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