Doctors Without Borders has sent several aid teams to South Asia to assist there. You’ve probably heard that the expected death toll from communicable disease may approach the death toll from the tsunamies themselves. Malaria, dengue, cholera and pneumonia are expected to begin to spread quickly if clean water & other supplies are not made quickly available. This is medical aid at its most basic level and I wish I could go help. Sadly, I have to finish another 6 months of residency, but maybe someday…

For more about tsunami’s, check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s web site

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