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Rohingya refugees suffer from diphtheria outbreak

A new health challenge has emerged in the crowded camps housing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. After dealing with cholera and measles, the camps are now struggling with a diphtheria outbreak.

The United Nations says more than 400 of the Rohingya refugees living in crowded camps in Bangladesh are suspected to have contracted Diphtheria.

A vaccination campaign has started to inoculate thousands of others from the potentially fatal respiratory disease.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Bangladesh.