Warmer weather exacerbates the risks of strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks, and the spread of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya. Zika is also causing serious risks to pregnant mothers and the elderly.
Climate change and extreme weather events are threatening our health today, and if left unaddressed, will lead to increases in disease, injury and death. Immediate action can and must be taken to minimize the adverse health impacts of climate change and equip public health workers with the tools to protect our communities from negative health outcomes. You can make a contribution through your own individual action. So remove containers, tires or any junk from your yard that can collect stagnant water. Take care of your personal health and those of your elders by staying hydrated particularly on hot days.
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