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Cold is the main health threat after the Bam earthquake

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:66
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Two weeks after the earthquake that hit southern Iran, killing over a third of Bam's population of 90 000, efforts have moved from the initial rescue operation to longer term rehabilitation and recovery.

    The main hospital buildings in Bam, and most urban and rural health clinics in the area, have collapsed, and many medical staff and health workers were killed or injured. The earthquake ruined 95 of the area's 96 community healthcare …

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