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Boston medical teams aid typhoon victims

Doctors, nurses travel to Philippines

Doctors and nurses from Boston hospitals are rushing to typhoon-devastated sections of the Philippines to aid survivors who for more than a week have faced a scarcity of food and drinking water; little protection from sun, wind, and rain; and, in many cases, no access to health care.

Dr. Hilarie Cranmer, director of disaster response for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health and a veteran of disaster sites, said they would encounter bleak scenes.

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