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Reports of diarrhea, tuberculosis investigated

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posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 11:08 AM
After the people has been evacuated now we are going to see the results of the eviromental hazard that the staying in the devastated cities and flooded areas are doing to the people.

Bacteria has killed some of the elderly refugees and now more problems in concentrated areas like the dome in Texas are going to make more easier for person to person contamination.

The danger to this people is not over yet and neither to the comunities that are housing them.

Reports of diarrhea and tuberculosis have emerged in Texas, though it was not clear whether the cases were more widespread than they would have been among a normal population, she said.

The reports of tuberculosis are being investigated, as some evacuees were diagnosed with the disease before to the hurricane, and were being treated for it. Ensuring they get put back on their medications is a priority, Gerberding said.

An evacuee at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, was taken to a hospital after he began coughing up blood, Skinner said. The case has not been confirmed to be tuberculosis, he noted.


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