Recovering From Typhoon, Philippines On Alert To Prevent Infectious Diseases
IRIN: Philippines on watch for infectious disease outbreaks
“Health officials are on alert to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in areas stricken by Typhoon Haiyan. ‘During this time of year, we can expect heavy rains and stagnant water from floods to become a cause for a possible increase in dengue cases,’ said Julie Hall, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the Philippines…” (1/29).
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