Monday, May 22, 2006
The overall situation in the interior of Suriname is stabilising, although the risk of new and more flooding remains. But more torrential rains are forecast. In the east, water levels are still rising in some areas.
The National Coordination Centre for Disaster Management in a statement, said several cases of diarrhoea, some in combination with vomiting, have been confirmed. Early this week there was no epidemic, but the risk of outbreaks of malaria and diarrhoea remain. Also the lack of access to clean drinking water was a serious concern.
According to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), every case of diarrhoea is reported to a special surveillance unit within the Health Crisis Team. This team analyses and compares the data with data from other years and other areas.
The NCCR is transporting huge amounts of bottled water to the affected areas.