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ENSO and your health: how the 2015-16 El Niño led to early warnings for global disease outbreaks

Year Published: 2019


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A multi-organization team of scientists led by Dr. Assaf Anyamba of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center recently combined knowledge on various diseases with seasonal El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) predictions to issue early warnings for possible disease outbreaks throughout the globe. Proving to be effectively accurate during the great 2015-16 El Niño, NOAA’s seasonal ENSO forecasts and environmental monitoring expertise are crucial to effective early warning systems for emerging infectious diseases.

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