LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Outbreaks of endemic diseases such as monkeypox and lassa fever are becoming more persistent and frequent, the World Health Organization’s emergencies director, Mike Ryan, warned on Wednesday.
As the local weather change contributes to quickly altering climate circumstances like drought, animals and human are altering their food-seeking behaviour. As a consequence, diseases that sometimes flow into in animals are more and more leaping into people, he mentioned.
“Unfortunately, that ability to amplify that disease and move it on within our communities is increasing – so both disease emergence and disease amplification factors have increased.”
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Reporting by Natalie Grover in London; Twitter @NatalieGrover; Editing by Catherine Evans
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