The World Meteorological Organization attributed the growing frequency to both climate change and improved disaster reporting.
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Specialists, all 234 of them working for free, reviewed more than 14,000 scientific studies published since 2013 to draft the latest version.
The study showed that people living in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific region — a WHO-defined region which includes China, Japan and Australia — were the most affected.
Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia following their civil wars, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them to fighting the epidemic. More than a decade of peace and quickening economic growth had raised hopes ...