COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The Color of Disease
Description: In Peru alone, a cholera epidemic put a drain on human productivity, added to seafood export- and tourism-dollar losses, and cost the country in excess of a billion dollars, according to one expert. Peru's loss to the recent cholera epidemic is only one example of the price paid around the world to such infectious vector-borne diseases (VBDs) as malaria, encephalitis, and dengue fever. [Source: NASA Earth System Science Data and Services]
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Source: NASA Earth System Science Data and Services
Publish Date: 11/7/2007
Reading Level: Basic
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