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Savu & Rai Jua News - Sept '04

Diarrhoea outbreak

A rise in cases of Diarrhoea is causing concern on Savu, where last year 30 lives were lost to the disease. Dr Herman Man reported that doctors and nurses were busy caring for the sick. Diarrhoea contributes to malnutrition which in turn raises susceptibility to the disease. Children are particularly vulnerable. In Southeast Asia, diarrhoea is responsible for as much as 8.5% of all deaths.

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