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Name of Article:
Analysis: Health Risks in Katrina’s Wake 
Title of Book/Journal:
UPI 
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Article 
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Publication Date:
March 28, 2006     
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Hurricane Katrina
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Annotation:
According to the article, health risks remain for residents returning to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Although the immediate threat to the residents’ health and safety has passed, New Orleans’ health care infrastructure still struggles, and the City’s most needy continues to pay the highest price. For example, Charity Hospital, the City’s only Level 1 trauma center, was closed in early March, which residents asserted “left a gap in care for the City’s low-income and uninsured.” As a result, the article noted that some residents, like Dr. Beverly Wright, have undertaken efforts to clean up the neighborhoods themselves. The residents have taken this proactive approach in response to the perception that the federal government has failed to protect the public health. Article taken from EJ in the News.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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