Disease Prevention Through Vector Control: Guidelines for relief organisations
The number of refugees and displaced persons has increased greatly in recent years. At least 80 per cent of them are living in tropical or semi-tropical countries where vector borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, kala azar, sleeping sickness, dysentery, and cholera are common. In the crowded and unhygienic conditions of emergency camps, such diseases can spread rapidly, and cause many deaths.
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