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Floods in Darfur prompt precautions against epidemic

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:476
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Record levels of rainfall have added to the misery of the millions of people displaced by the Darfur crisis, raising concerns of a big increase in cases of malaria and the risk of an outbreak of cholera in the flooded camps, the World Health Organization has warned.

    The organisation has launched new measures to control the diseases, arguing it is of ‘paramount importance’ to put a plan in place, “given the fact that all precursors for an outbreak …

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