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Available Expert - Harvey floodwaters raise risk of water-borne disease crisis

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Queen’s University infectious disease expert Dr. Gerald Evans is available to comment on the risks posed by floodwaters that have inundated Texas due to Hurricane Harvey. Despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey appears to be on course to shatter rainfall records which raises concerns that water-borne illnesses could sweep the region.

“Flooding like that seen in Houston following Tropical Storm Harvey has been associated with a variety of infectious diseases that will only add to the impact of this weather event on the population of southeast Texas,” says Dr. Evans.

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