Treating diphtheria in Bangladesh with the UK's Emergency Medical Team in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar (23 images)

In December 2017, an outbreak of diphtheria started to take hold in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox's Bazar in southern Bangladesh. The camp is home to over 700,000 mainly Rohingya people, the majority of whom arrived there since August 2017, fleeing ethnic violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

Diphtheria is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be fatal, and there were fears that the outbreak could quickly turn into an epidemic and spread throughout the...
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