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El Niño Increases Diarrheal Disease Incidence By 200%

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February 7, 2000
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Child Health Research Project
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The El Niño phenomenon -- the warming of the equatorial Pacific ocean which occurs every two to seven years -- has been linked to outbreaks of dengue, malaria, and cholera. Now, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, A.B. Prisma, and the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Lima, Peru have found that the 1997-1998 El Niño season increased diarrheal disease admissions by 200%.

The El Niño phenomenon -- the warming of the equatorial Pacific ocean which occurs every two to seven years -- has been linked to outbreaks of dengue, malaria, and cholera. Now, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, A.B. Prisma, and the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Lima, Peru have found that the 1997-1998 El Niño season increased diarrheal disease admissions by 200%, according to a study to be published in the Feb. 5th issue of The Lancet.


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