• Short Summary

    Fears that there may be an outbreak of disease in the warn torn Lebanese capital of Beirut are growing.

  • Description

    Fears that there may be an outbreak of disease in the warn torn Lebanese capital of Beirut are growing.

    SYNOPSIS: The city has been battered mercilessly by warring factions in the last 15 months and as each month goes by the city's services deteriorate. Putrid mounds of rubbish litter many streets, producing a foul stench and providing ideal breeding grounds for flies, cockroaches and rats. There is a total blackout except for hospitals and emergencies and also a critical water shortage. When the power cut out the pumping stations became useless so for the last six weeks well water has been reticulated into the water system. This means that people have to get their drinking water from taps in the street and even this is getting scarce.

    But doctors are worried and medical centre are busy vaccinating as many people as possible aga???st smallpox, typhoid and cholera. Some isolated cases of typhoid have already been reported. One doctor spoke about his f???rs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1UUVMEIBSE285ZUF7N0C0NCEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UUVMEIBSE285ZUF7N0C0NCEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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