Locals are calling for official assistance, as well as measures to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as dysentery.
More than 90 people have been treated for dysentery at the public hospital in Prome, with at least half of them suffering from acute symptoms.
Saw De De, a medic working with the Backpack mobile clinic, said outbreaks of cholera and dysentery have hit some 50 villages in the area.
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.
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