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Field epidemiology in action: an Australian perspective of epidemic response to the Rohingya health emergencies in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Alam, Noore; Kenny, Bernadette; Maguire, Julia; McEwen, Samuel; Sheel, Meru; Tolosa, Ximena

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Approximately one million Rohingya persons who fled waves of violence in Myanmar at different times, the latest being 25 August 2017, now live in two coastal districts in Bangladesh; Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban (1). In makeshift shelters made from bamboo and tarpaulin in camps sprawling through rough terrains, the Rohingya live in conditions of overcrowding, poor sanitation, high malnutrition and, on arrival, extremely low vaccination coverage (1-3).

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/251287
Source: Global Biosecurity
DOI: 10.31646/gbio.14
Access Rights: Open Access

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