This was originally published on Climate.gov with co-author Rebecca Lindsey
This was published as part of Climate.gov's coverage of the
BAMS State of the Climate in 2015 Report
With this year's ongoing El Niño event, parts of East Africa may be ripe for a potential outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak of this deadly mosquito-borne virus that affects both people and valuable livestock.
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