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Trop Geogr Med. 1989 Oct;41(4):377-82.

Cholera epidemic and natural disasters; where is the link.

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  • 1International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka.

Abstract

In May 1985, a cyclone and tidal surge devastated Sandwip, an island off the Southern Corner of Bangladesh. Within one week after this disaster a cholera epidemic broke out. It resulted in 12,194 registered cases and 51 deaths. The factors contributing to the occurrence of the epidemic are analyzed.

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