Fears of waterborne disease rise in Bangladesh as floods recede

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By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) -Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for the spread of waterborne diseases and racing to get drinking water to people stranded in their homes by flooding across a quarter of the country, an official said on Thursday. Nearly 2,000 rescue teams were trying to reach flood victims in 17 of the country’s 64 districts and bring them water and other supplies, Atiqul Haque, director general of the Department of Disaster Management, told Reuters. “With the flood waters receding, there is a possibility of an epidemic. We fear the outbreak …

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