Disease strikes drought struck Tuvalu

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from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 06 Oct 2011 View Original

Thirty new cases of water born disease have been confirmed in Tuvalu as the country's water crisis deepens.

Authorities have confirmed that the outbreak is due to the current drought and poor quality drinking water.

A state of emergency was declared in Tuvalu last week after it emerged water storage's will be empty in a matter of days.

Presenter: Kate McPherson

Speaker: Olioliga Iosua, Permanent Secretary in Tuvalu's Ministry of Public Utilities

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