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Jakarta, Indonesia, February 9, 2007— A volunteer clears a classroom of mud as floodwaters begin to recede in Jakarta.

Jakarta's residents—thousands of whom are still living in shelters—have begun the daunting task of cleaning their neighborhoods of garbage and polluted mud. It is estimated that the physical destruction will take months to repair.

Health concerns are paramount, as residents have little access to clean water. They also fear that the excessive moisture will increase the cases of dengue fever caused by mosquitoes. Relief workers have arrived to provide bottled water and medical care, in an attempt to mitigate flood-related illnesses like diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid.

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