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Sri Lanka Stashes Drugs To Treat Typhoid, Hepatitis As Monsoons Loom

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Sri Lanka's health ministry said it has stockpiled 100,000 doses of typhoid vaccines to treat what could be an outbreak of the disease among persons displaced by recent wars. The Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry also said it has made arrangements with the Italian government to get another vaccine to treat viral hepatitis in advance of the region's monsoon season. Several countries have joined with the World Health Organization to contribute medicines and supplies to welfare centers erected for displaced persons. (Click here for more
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