Crisis in the Philippines
by AlmaghrawiN on November 15, 2013 - 6:18pm
This article discusses the aftermath of the disastrous typhoon that hit the Philippines. This disaster created a lack of sanitation, fresh water, and emergency health teams, lead up to many deadly diseases, such as cholera, malaria, hepatitis, and typhoid fever. It has been said that the chances of leptospirosis and polio making a comeback to the country is very high. In the city of Tacloban they began to bury the dead, and already had seemed to experience the spread of tetanus infections from scraps of metal and wood. “The population is at increased risk of tetanus as well as outbreaks of acute respiratory infections, measles, leptospirosis and typhoid fever”. It was been said that 4,000 people have been injured after typhoon. Doctors without borders were sent in order to aid the citizens that had been affected with this disaster. The people that had survived were in major need of fresh water; because of the lack of water, diseases such as cholera had been spread out. It had been said that around 10,000 people died from the storm.
I believe that this crisis should not be ignored, that the world should take action and provide services and medical aid groups for the people that had been affected. We shouldn’t wait and hope for the best, we should aid the Philippines by donating money and providing necessary aids.