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UN pinpoints climate-linked health risks

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The World Metrological Organization and the World Health Organization presented their first joint “Atlas of Health and Climate,” which pinpoints health problems like diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and meningitis that follow in the wake of sudden, but often foreseeable shifts in climate.

Using graphs, charts and bullet points, the atlas can be used as a guide for decision makers on how to prevent such diseases, WHO Secretary General Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva, speaking alongside WMO chief Michel Jarraud.

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