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In Mississippi, some people finally get food and water, but worries and rumors of disease persist

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"Our biggest concern is that people are going to come home and drink the water," said Liz Sharlot, the communications director for the Mississippi Department of Health. Even bathing in contaminated water is a bad idea, she added.

Another worry: tetanus. Many people spend their days digging through the rubble of their homes and get cut in the process. Health workers have distributed about 4,000 tetanus shots, Sharpe said.

Shots for hepatitis A and B also have been distributed as well as oxygen, and insulin for diabetics. Sharpe said pharmacies had agreed to give insulin to those who needed it, without prescriptions.

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