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Cyclone Dengue

  Written By: Website Administrator 31/03/2014 Authors: DrDevinaNand and Dr Eric Rafai   Global Approximately 40% of the world is at risk of Dengue (≈2.5 billion people). There are 50 – 100 million cases of Dengue every year. Almost 500 000 require hospitalization and 25 000 cases die annually. Dengue fever has been reported in […]

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Increased human risk from communicable disease events (outbreaks) after disasters.

Written By: Website Administrator 31/03/2014 Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and droughts occur globally every year because of adverse weather conditions or poor land use. Climate change, together with population growth and urbanization as well as travel will increase the number of disasters and change the disease pattern and frequency of disease outbreaks. Most […]

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Fact Sheet – Drought and Health

Category: Health Articles Date: 08/09/14 Written By: Web Administrator Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time, resulting in inadequate water supply. Drought is generally categorized as a hydro-meteorological hazard even though there are terms of other typologies of droughts as such as meteorological drought, […]