Spectre of disease in Tonga after Cyclone Ian batters islands

By Reuters | Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:14 AM
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CANBERRA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Widespread destruction caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the South Pacific island nation of Tonga last week is raising fears of a disease outbreak in the island kingdom.

Tropical Cyclone Ian, a category-five cyclone, appears to have destroyed up to 90 percent of homes on the northern Ha'apai Islands, which are home to about 8,000 people, the regional governor said on ...

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