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(From The Jakarta Post)
An outbreak of a diarrhea disease in various cities in East Java has been attributed to the public's low awareness of the importance of keeping their environment clean, a doctor says.
Doctor Eva Ken Sajekti of Mohammad Soewandhie General Hospital in Surabaya said that people's ignorance of basic hygiene standards had contributed to the rising number of patients with a diarrhea disease.
Data from the hospital shows that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 alone, 40 people were admitted to the hospital with a diarrhea disease, including an 8-month-old infant, Hamzah, who later died.
Last year, 98 people whose symptoms included …