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Incidence Of Waterborne Illnesses Increasing In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

NBC News: Puerto Ricans at Risk of Waterborne Disease Outbreaks in Wake of Hurricane Maria
“Waterborne illnesses are on the rise in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria — and health professionals fear the storm’s aftermath could unleash an epidemic on the devastated island. The death toll from the storm rose to 51 on Tuesday, with the two latest victims dying of leptospirosis…” (Silva, 10/26).

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