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Floods increase Haiti disease risk
Floods, landslides and water-borne diseases are threatening quake survivors.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2010 18:09 GMT

Hurricane Tomas has swept through Haiti but spared the island from widespread destruction as hurricane-force winds feared by many never came.

However, they country has experienced heavy rains. Many people displaced by January's devastating earthquake, who still live in squalor in tented camps, now have to contend with flooding, deadly landslides and the risk of water-borne diseases.

Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker reports from the capital, Port-au-Prince.

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