World Health Organisation
United Kingdom


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Committee: World Health Organization 
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Delegate: Marta Kozinska

United Kingdom views the issue of vector borne diseases as one of great importance. The illnesses are caused by vectors such as ticks, flies, fleas and mosquitoes. They are transmitted by those vectors between humans or from animals to humans. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), such diseases contribute to more than 700 000 deaths every year and they represent around 17% of all infectious diseases. Currently, they are mostly prevalent in areas like Africa, South America and South-East Asia, but, due to global travel and climate change, they are constantly spreading and they could appear in countries previously un...

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