Health experts warn of epidemic in Haiti *LINK*
Posted By: Christine In Response To: Haiti Storm Death Toll Could Reach 2,000 *LINK* (Ayinde)
Date: Friday, 24 September 2004, at 11:45 a.m.
In Response To: Haiti Storm Death Toll Could Reach 2,000 *LINK* (Ayinde)
Health experts warn of epidemic in Haiti
GONAIVES, Haiti, (AFP) - Health experts in Haiti yesterday warned of epidemics in the north of the country, where some 1,013 people have died in floods, with 1,200 more missing and 918 wounded, while survivors are forced to drink, bathe and cook with water from ditches containing rotting animals and raw sewage.
"The biggest problem is the lack of potable water and a sewage system that is making the local water supply increasingly unhealthy," said Joe Fay, a public health officer at Oxfam, a non-governmental organisation.
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