CONGO: Flooding raises health risks

Saturday, November 22, 2008
BRAZZAVILLE Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (IRIN) - The torrential rains experienced in Brazzaville every year at this time spread sewage in the streets and sometimes bury houses in sand carried along by the ensuing floods."For several days every time it rains we find ourselves flooded, with all the risks that go with that," said Gervais Itoua, who lives in Mikalou, in the city's sixth arrondissement."We get into a terrible state because we know that the water will be carrying excrement stored...