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Disease threat as floods recede in Fiji

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Health officials in Fiji fear an outbreak of water-borne diseases following floods that devastated Fiji's Western Dvision last week.

Flooding has increased the threat of typhoid, dengue and leptospirosis, and there's likely to be an explosion in the mosquito population.

Health authorities are disinfecting all evacuation centres, especially schools, to ensure they are free from health risks.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts
Speaker:Dr Jacob Cool, team leader for communicable diseases, World Health Organisation, Fiji

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