As water levels recede in flood hit Gujarat,
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Orissa,
rotting animal carcasses, issues of sanitation, and problems of sewage
from sewers, septic tanks, cesspools, and pit privies contaminating wells
following eight days of flooding, raise fears of disease.
Preventing outbreaks if diseases like
typhoid, dysentery, infectious hepatitis, and other diseases associated
with flood waters should now be thye major objective of all relief work.
We urge all organizations involved in