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08 May 2014 description
report IRIN

KISUMU/NAIROBI, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - Climate change and increased population movements could see the spread of kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis or black fever) to hitherto unaffected locations, scientists warn.

07 Apr 2014 description
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JOHANNESBOURG, 7 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Les satellites et autres technologies modernes pourraient être mises à contribution pour améliorer la prévision des flambées épidémiques, ce qui nous laisserait plus de temps pour réfléchir à des stratégies d'endiguement, suggère le nouveau rapport du Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC), qui cite des exemples d'exploitation des données météorologiques pour lutter contre certains agents pathogènes mortels.

04 Apr 2014 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 4 April 2014 (IRIN) - Satellite and other new technologies could be deployed to help predict disease outbreaks and give us more time to devise strategies to counteract them, suggests the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which cites examples of how weather information can be used in the battle against deadly pathogens.

03 Mar 2014 description
report IRIN

NYAL (UNITY STATE), 3 March 2014 (IRIN) - In the vast swamplands of South Sudan's Sudd region, tens of thousands of recently displaced people (IDPs) are living with little food and no sanitation facilities on inaccessible islands, according to local officials. They fled after attackers, allegedly from Rumbek (Lakes State in central South Sudan), swarmed across the county burning houses and raiding cattle on 7 February.