Disease Threats in Somalia

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  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland


During this time of war and famine in Somalia, disease threats are encyclopedic both for Somalis and visitors. Malnutrition will amplify the magnitude and severity of endemic tropical infectious diseases. Necessary crowding around lifesaving food distribution centers could turn focal infectious disease outbreaks into large epidemics.