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Experts worry that emergency conditions in Haiti will cause disease

Emergency Management Alert, January 19, 2010

With lack of electricity and clean water, many experts are worried disease may become as much of a danger as the 7.0 magnitude earthquake itself, reports CBS News.

With little medical supplies and attention, many survivors are at risk of suffering from infection and dehydration, reports CBS News. A growing number of bodies in the streets is also an issue. Medical personnel in the field are working tirelessly to treat patients, but experts worry a lack of medical facilities and infrastructure will hasten a disease epidemic.

Source: CBS News

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