Eleven people now confirmed as cholera cases with three more people suspected were today (thursday) being treated in the Brunei hospital following an outbreak of the disease this week.
Police road blocks
policeman checks cholera certificate of motorists etc.
Est shot of clinic where crowds have gathered. This clinic is one of the many put up in many parts of the town.
shots of people.
people rush to get register for cholera certificates.
various shots of people being inoculated.
Establishing shots of Brunei Kampong Ayer where the disease was first discovered and where the danger most lies. The houses are on stilts and people use the river for bathing, washing, fishing and at times for drinking. The houses are built on stilts on the river. River is also used for rubbish and sewage for the kampong people.
Police check at road-blocks, vaccinations centres and people vaccinated, Kampong Ayer where epidemic started.
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Background: Eleven people now confirmed as cholera cases with three more people suspected were today (thursday) being treated in the Brunei hospital following an outbreak of the disease this week.
The State's Director of Medical Services says the 14 patients - ten men three women and a child - are responding to treatment.
Brunei Town has been declared an infected area and so far more than 15,000 people inoculated against cholera. However, the danger of the disease spreading is still great in the crowded kampong Ayer area where the town's population is concentrated.
The first cholera cases came from Kampong Ayer. People in the area live in stilt houses by the riverside and use water from the river for bathing and washing.
Police set up road-blocks immediately the outbreak was reported to check vaccination papers and restrict the movement of people and food from the Brunei Town area.
Thousands flocked to the vaccination centres in the Brunei Town and four other centres set up yesterday to help cope with the emergency.
Owners of food stalls, coffeeshops and restaurants spent most of yesterday working with brushes and buckets to clean up their premises for health inspections.
There was no bread in Brunei Town yesterday as the bakeries were also ordered shut. They'll be among the first to be inspected by authorities before they can re-open for business.