How Low Oil Prices Triggered Yellow Fever

Falling oil prices hit Angola—a country that depends heavily on oil revenue—hard. To adjust, the state had to cut essential services, including waste collection and water sanitation.

That created an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes—opening the door for yellow fever, diarrhea, malaria and cholera. According to the WHO, 158 people have died from yellow fever so far, with the first reports trickling in around 2 months after the budget cuts, last December.

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