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El Niño, East Africa, and Rift Valley Fever

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a deadly mosquito-borne disease that affects both humans and valuable livestock in Africa. This year's ongoing El Niño event is causing increased rain and vegetation overgrowth in usually dry grassland regions of East Africa making this year pottentially ripe for an RVF outbreak. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak.

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