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Second Cypriot mission leaves for Sri Lanka
2005-01-03 10:56:44

Nicosia, Jan 2 (CNA) -- A second mission of the Cypriot branch of the Doctors of the World leaves today for the tsunami hit area of Galle, carrying with it 2,5 tones of humanitarian aid of anti-diarrhea drugs and cortisone, needed for the relief of quake stricken people.

President of Cypriot doctors of the World Elias Papadopoulos said that the first mission, already in the area of Galle vaccinating people, has said that there are no cases of cholera, as far as they can tell.

The Cypriot team currently in Sri Lanka (Doctor Yiannis Taliotis, nurse Lenia Lambrou and biologist, epidemiologist and genetist Matheos Demetriades) had informed the local branch about the need for anti-diarrhea drugs and cortisone.

He also said that another two missions, and possibly a fifth one, are planning to go to Sri Lanka to help.

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