5 Ways How El Nino Affects Your Health

Other than knowing about men’s new fashion trends and latest fashion styles for men you should also know about your health, fitness and lifestyle is affected by the environmental factors. El Nino is now widely referred to as the periods of prolonged warm weather that is influencing the climate worldwide. We will list down some of the interesting facts on how El Nino is affecting human population globally.

1. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is actually a periodic natural climate variation that transforms the sea temperature in the Pacific Ocean (El Niño) and the atmospheric pressure across the Pacific Basin (the Southern Oscillation) that directly affects the global climate. It is very often associated with intense climatic conditions resulting in the natural disasters including storms, droughts and floods.



2. According to recent studies, El Nino is directly linked with certain vector-borne diseases in specific geographical areas. The epidemic diseases are spread by either mosquitoes or rodents that are directly impacting the human health. Recent environmental reports that point El Nino for warming the planet, also highlights the spread of the Zika epidemic in the associated geographical regions.



3. The El Nino events is known to occur at every 2-7 years that continues for12 to 18 months as a result there are marked changes in the rainfall patterns that results in prolonged dry weather particularly over the North Australia, South-east Asia and Southern parts of Africa. In India, it is known to affect monsoons that induce drought-like conditions in north-west and central parts and unpredictably heavy rainfall in the eastern parts.



4. Human populations that are dwelling in coastal areas and cities are in high-risk zones as these human habitations are prone to epidemics due to untimely rainfalls and waterlogging. In the year 1991-92 El Nino caused the worst drought in southern parts of Africa that affected nearly 100 million people.



5. Heavy rainfall and flooding caused the spread of malaria in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in 1983 El Nino that forced dislocations of human settlements. In 1997 El Nino is also attributed to huge forest fires that got intensified due to the drought-hit regions of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil. Respiratory ailments were massively reported in these regions due to the breathing of harmful smoke from these fires.