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Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

Climate Change Human Health Research Fast-Tracked for 2009

MADRID, Spain, October 9, 2008 – World health experts will document the human health effects of climate change under a new high priority research agenda agreed Wednesday at the end of a three-day meeting here convened by the World Health Organization and hosted by Spain’s Ministry of Health. “This meeting has made clear that there…

UN: Climate Change Puts Human Health at Risk

UN: Climate Change Puts Human Health at Risk

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – Bringing a rise in air and sea temperatures and extreme weather patterns, global warming endangers not only the planet but also threatens human health, top United Nations officials warned on Monday – World Health Day – which marks the founding of the UN World Health Organization on April…

Bird Flu Flares Up Anew

Bird Flu Flares Up Anew

ROME, Italy, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – Bird flu outbreaks in 15 countries since December are evidence that the deadly H5N1 viral strain remains a global threat and requires close monitoring and strong controls, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today. While animal health officials are better prepared to keep the virus under control…