Disease outbreaks in wake of Southeast Asia floods

Bagchi, Sanjit
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/11/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 6, p560
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the impact of natural calamities in Southeast Asia. Monsoon floods in several Southeast Asian countries including India, Nepal and Bangladesh has killed more than 2000 people and displaced 19 million people. The regions are now facing the growing threat of outbreaks of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. It is reported that the Indian states of Bihar and Assam are under a close health watch of the World Health Organization (WHO). The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has indicated the risk of health crisis due to the lack of safe drinking water in flood affected areas.


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