With floods come infectious diarrhoeal diseases


Those brown waters carry the potential for various infections, ranging from the mild, like conjunctivitis, to the potentially serious, like cholera and leptospirosis. — SS KANESAN/The Star

Infectious diseases of the gut can occur at any time, but in a flood situation, the number of cases can skyrocket.

If you have encountered flood water, you will notice its colour and smell.

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