Africa needs climate data to fight disease

Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964, USA.
Nature (Impact Factor: 41.46). 03/2011; 471(7339):440-2. DOI: 10.1038/471440a
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Madeleine C. Thomson and colleagues call on climate and health
researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to work together to tackle
infectious diseases.

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