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Ministers from 100 countries tackle environmental threats

Date : 23rd February 2005, Source : ENS

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 23, 2005 - Environmental changes are responsible for an upsurge of new and previously suppressed infectious diseases, finds a report presented to some 100 environment ministers gathered in Nairobi for the annual UN Environment Programme Governing Council meeting. Loss of forests, road and dam building, the spread of cities, the clearing of natural habitats for agriculture, mining, and the pollution of coastal waters allow diseases to thrive.

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