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Estimated 3.2 Million Burmese Potentially Affected By Cyclone


May 14, 2008

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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Lehman College, CUNY, have developed geographic risk models, which indicate that as many as 3.2 million Burmese are estimated to be affected by the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis. Using Geographic Information Systems, the researchers calculated the likely distribution of the population of Burma (also known as Myanmar) and developed maps of the regions at greatest risk from the storm's effects. Full Story

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

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