WHO Plans for Rise in Mosquito-Borne Disease Due To El Nino

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The WHO has stated that it is prepared for an increased spread of viral infections including dengue, Zika, and chikungunya due to the arrival of El Nino.

The WHO is planning for the extremely high likelihood that an El Nino event may occur in 2023 or 2024.

According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it might spread other so-called arboviruses such as Zika and chikungunya as well as dengue.

The expansion of these illnesses and mosquito breeding are both being fueled by the consequences of climate change, he continued.

WHO prepares for mosquito-borne disease surge amid warming temperatures

WHO prepares for mosquito-borne disease surge amid warming temperatures

El Nino, especially in locations that already suffer above-average temperatures during El Nino, may result in new temperature records, as stated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The central and eastern Pacific Oceans see warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures around the equator during El Nino occurrences, which typically happen every two to seven years.

The most recent El Nino event took place between February and August of 2019, however, its effects were minimal.

El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and storm Biparjoy both contributed significantly to the monsoon delay in India, experts say.

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