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Global Health
September 20, 2016

El Niño’s Impact on Children

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JAMA. 2016;316(11):1141. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.11795

Although the 2015-2016 El Niño climate event—one of the strongest on record—has ended, this far-reaching weather pattern spawned severe droughts and flooding in many parts of world. The fallout from the latest El Niño ramped up rates of malnutrition and created conditions conducive to the spread of many diseases, a situation that is inordinately impacting children, according to a new report, It’s not over—El Niño’s impact on children–from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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