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Pneumonia, cholera, and dysentery feared after earthquake

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.317/a (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:317
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    More than a week after the worst earthquake in India's history devastated Gujarat in western India, hundreds of thousands of Indians are struggling to cope with its after effects.

    With buildings unsafe and dangerous to live in, thousands are forced to live outside, exposed to chilling winter temperatures and in unhygienic conditions. They now face the threat of disease.

    A large number of hospitals and nursing homes have been destroyed, and many operations had …

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