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Americas: Warming linked to the spread of Zika virus

5 Feb 2016, Acclimatise

The Zika virus, transmitted by the same mosquito as dengue fever, has spread with alarming speed throughout South and Central America – and scientists in Brazil suspect that global warming is exacerbating the problem, reports Acclimatise. Although the virus, named after the Ugandan forest it has been associated with a surge in the number of cases of babies born with microcephaly, which can cause brain damage...


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  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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