Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cases of bacterial disease rise in Brazil's flooded south

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday reported an increase in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted by rats, in the flooded south, parts of which have been under water for a month.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More leptospirosis cases occur after floods, study shows

A recent study, published by researchers at the Faculty of ITC in the International Journal of Health Geographics, has shown that flooding leads to increased leptospirosis cases.


This is how flooding can impact health

Flooding is devastating in every aspect: from property and infrastructure damage to loss of life and wider health impacts. As flooding becomes increasingly common for more people in a warming world, we look at its repercussions ...

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