Climate change will mean more water-borne diseases: South African medics

23 November 2015 - 16:16 By Staff Reporter

As if the drought has not caused enough damage to the economy and food production‚ the South African Medical Association has warned that climate change will produce a surge in water-borne diseases. SAMA issued a statement on Monday saying that the direct and indirect effects of climate change would include “malaria‚ dysentery‚ cholera and dengue‚ compromised drinking water‚ a loss in production and food security and an increase in extreme weather events”.

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