Climate-sensitive diseases affecting the Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica, Monday January 20, 2014 (IPS) – Caribbean countries, struggling to emerge from a slump in exports and falling tourist arrivals brought on by the worldwide economic crisis that began five years ago, have one more thing to worry about in 2014. Dominica’s chief medical officer, Dr. David John, said climate change and its effects are taking a toll on the health of people in his homeland and elsewhere in the region.
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