More than 90 people have been treated for dysentery at the public hospital in Prome, with at least half of them suffering from acute symptoms.
Hospitals struggling to cope with patient load as influenza outbreak adds to growing number of Mandalay residents needing treatment
Around 200 people in the cyclone-hit Arakan state have fallen ill as reports claim that aid to the worst-hit areas is slow to arrive
Jun 6, 2008 (DVB), A severe dysentery outbreak has occurred in Labutta and Bogalay townships in Irrawaddy division, which were among the areas worst hit by Cyclone Nargis in May. Dr Aye Kyu, Labutta’s 1990 people’s parliament representative who runs a local clinic, said the disease was rife among the town's residents. "I have been …
The World Health Organization began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Burma, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.
Locals are calling for official assistance, as well as measures to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as dysentery.