08 May, 2008

Cholera Outbreak Reported in the Irrawaddy Delta

“The cholera outbreak has begun,” said one medical worker. “People have nothing to drink so they drink water from the creeks and rivers." Local medical personnel said some survivors from Kyein Kyi Chaung village in Bogalay have died of cholera. Cholera has also occurred among some survivors from Laputta. The government has been transferring Laputta refugees to Myang Mya Township daily, according to an army officer.

More than 600 villages are submerged in Burma/Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta along Cyclone Nargis’ deadly path. The worst-hit areas are Bogalay, Laputta, Mawlamyaing Gyun and Pyapon townships where more than 80,000 people have died and more than 700,000 people are homeless. Read the entire report

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