SciDev.Net Examines How Conflict In Middle East Nations Opening Doors To Disease Outbreaks, Health Systems Deterioration
SciDev.Net: Arab countries caught in a cycle of war and disease
“Conflict has left the door wide open for epidemics in the Middle East, letting leishmaniasis into Syria, polio back into Iraq after 14 years, and — after two violent waves — cholera to spread across Yemen once again. Sometimes, more people die from diseases associated with war, or the aftermath of war, than from the conflict itself…” (Elsonpaty et al., 9/11).
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