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Eight-year-old Saddam, pictured being examined by Dr Iain Lennon of the UK's Emergency Medical Team, in a clinic in the Kutupalong camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, a day after receiving treatment for diphtheria | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Eight-year-old Saddam, pictured being examined by Dr Iain Lennon of the UK's Emergency Medical Team, in a clinic in the Kutupalong camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, a day after receiving treatment for diphtheria

Eight-year-old Saddam, pictured being examined by Dr Iain Lennon of the UK's Emergency Medical Team, in a clinic in the Kutupalong camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, a day after receiving treatment for Diphtheria, a deadly infectious respiratory disease. The outbreak of Diphtheria, which began in late November 2017, is being tackled by international medical teams, including the UK's Emergency Medical Team. Saddam was given the diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) by doctors from the UK EMT on 15 January. Within 24 hours he had made a remarkable recovery and was expected to be discharged the following day. Other members of his family including his brother and father were also given antibiotics to prevent them from contracting the disease or developing the symptoms of it in case they had already been infected.

 

Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

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Taken on January 16, 2018