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Health Officials Warn Of Disease Threats As Flood Waters Recede In Balkans

New York Times: Worries Turn to Disease as Waters Recede in Balkans
“…Contaminated water has covered homes, towns and fields, turning much of Serbia’s most fertile agricultural region into a poisonous stew of toxic chemicals, rotting carcasses, and disease-carrying insects. So far, there have been no epidemic outbreaks, the health minister said, but that will almost certainly change — intestinal ailments, respiratory infections, skin diseases, hepatitis, perhaps worse…” (Lyman, 5/21).

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