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Scientists Call For Infrastructure Investments In Central Africa, As Rapid Growth Could Make Region More Vulnerable To Infectious Disease Outbreaks

NIH: Rapid development in Central Africa increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks
“The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization, economic growth, and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks, according to an international group of scientists. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors … note that efforts to build up the health care infrastructure in Central Africa are critically needed to mitigate or prevent a large outbreak of Ebola or other infectious disease in the region…” (8/23).

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