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Public health in Central Vietnam after typhoon

Posted by Pablot on 9/10/2009 at 06:57

Take a look at this article on public health problems in Central Vietnam after last typhoon:
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=03SOC081009

Public health is the real issue with flooding; it is not just water going up and down! it is the contamination from trash, sewage, etc. getting into drinking water of wells, etc.

Not ever tourist has built up immunity or has strong immune system. Local residents in these areas are used to these conditions and may be able to cope better.

Another storm seems to be on the way to Central Vietnam. Sometimes about 1 storm every two weeks or so during height of the monsoon season.

#1 Pablot has been a member since 4/5/2009. Posts: 102

Posted by dan567 on 13/10/2009 at 22:17

Posted from within Vietnam.

I managed to pick up a bit of Pink Eye way before I got near Central Vietnam. From what other people are telling me if you stick to larger towns you should be ok..

#2 dan567 has been a member since 23/8/2009. Posts: 9



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