Nepal has been devastated by a massive earthquake on April, 25, 2015. While the evacuation process is still in progress, a Chinese government medical team has released an evaluation report on the public health risk of the Nepal earthquake. The report states that the quake-hit areas face a high possibility of epidemic outbreaks, and a very high risk of intestinal diseases.
The 59-member Chinese medic group includes experts in public hygiene, infectious diseases, traumatology, orthopedics and emergency treatment, all from Yunnan province. More than 85% of the team members have earthquake-relief experience.
Lu Lin, head of the medical team, said, "We tested 51 items, according to the standards of the World Health Organization."