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🇮🇩 Indonesia fears post-tsunami disease epidemics | Al Jazeera English



Hospitals in Palu are understaffed with doctors and overflowing with patients already and now the health conditions in central Sulawesi Island are deteriorating.
The earthquake and tsunami damaged or destroyed sanitation infrastructure and exposure to the unrecovered, decomposing bodies of those who died poses an increased risk of disease, both to locals trying to salvage some part of their former lives and to the recovery workers looking for any of the over 5,000 people still missing.
Doctors have said they are already starting to an increase in diarrhoea and skin rashes, but there are even more serious risks of tuberculosis and cholera outbreaks.
Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay has more from Palu on the difficulties medical professionals are facing in the aftermath of the disaster.

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2 comments

  1. Why isn't the government providing shelters or portable potty?
    Where is your church when you need them after all the donations you made?

  2. third world country no resources . to many people .

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