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West Africa: New Tool Can Help Identify Nations Vulnerable to Ebola

Washington D. C. — Public health experts can identify nations that are vulnerable to the occurrence and impact of future outbreaks of Ebola or other emergencies by using a screening tool that evaluate... read more

Climate Change And Urbanization: Challenges To Global Security And Stability – Analysis

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent Zika virus ... and for specific regions and cities, may help identify hotspots—indicators for early warning—and develop tools that decisionmakers ... read more

How Climate Change Will Alter Our Food

Global warming may benefit certain crops, such as potatoes in Northern Europe and rice in West Africa, and enable some farmers to grow new crops that only ... leaving them more vulnerable to predators ... read more

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West Africa: FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

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