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Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar: delta disease surveillance


On May 2nd 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck the Ayeyarwady Delta region with hurricane force winds. Accompanying tidal surges penetrated deep inland. During the night, driven by the howling winds, a wall of water swept over the Delta, leaving in its wake, a devastating loss of life and destruction of the fragile villages.

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