The proposed move is the latest sign of growing concern about the spread of the mosquito-borne disease in Southeast Asia.
Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result.
While no one knows exactly how many of Burma’s estimated 4 million stray dogs carry rabies, UN news service IRIN reported on Monday that some sources claim alarming numbers as high as 75 percent. According to IRIN, health workers in Burma say that the fatal disease is a serious threat for the country’s urban dwellers.
Water shortage problem compounded by polluted rivers and the termination of water-purification supplies from aid groups
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