LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Outbreaks of endemic diseases such as monkey pox and Lassa fever are becoming more persistent and frequent, World Health Organization Emergency Director Mike Ryan.
As climate change contributes to rapidly changing weather patterns like drought, animals and humans are changing their foraging behavior. As a result, diseases that typically circulate in animals are increasingly spreading to humans, he said.
“Unfortunately, this ability to amplify this disease and move it within our communities is increasing – so the disease emergence and amplifying factors have increased.”
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Reporting by Natalie Grover in London; Twitter @NatalieGrover; Editing by Catherine Evans
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