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Vast Majority of American Cholera Cases Are in Haiti

As the UN began a cholera epidemic in Haiti almost six years ago, many may not realize that it is still a major problem. Recent reports show that 96% of cholera cases in the Americas are in Haiti. The rates of cholera death and infection have also been higher in 2016 than in the same time period in 2014 and 2015. Much work needs to be done to slow and end the epidemic. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti – Health : 96% of all cases of cholera in the Americas Region are in Haiti HaitiLibre September 13, 2016 For the first 34 weeks of 2016, a total of 27,839 cholera cases were reported in three countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,039), Ecuador (For isolated cases of cholera), and Haiti (26,799), which […]

Le choléra est toujours là en Haïti

A cause de les pluies intenses en Haïti, les cas du choléra, qui a été porté à Haïti par des Casques Bleus en 2010, augmentent. Huit personnes sont morts pendant les dernières semaines. Le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population a récemment publié un rapport sur le situation. Une part de l’article est ci-desous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. 8 morts à cause du choléra Loop 25 mai 2016 Les pluies intenses à travers le pays ont causé une augmentation des cas de choléra en Haïti. 4 départements, centre, nord, nord-ouest et l’ouest sont en alerte rouge. Les communes concernées par cette alerte sont Belladères et Mirebalais dans le plateau central, Grande Rivière du Nord, Milot, Pilate et Borgne dans le Nord, Bassin Bleu dans le nord-ouest et Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Tabarre, Cabaret et Gressier dans l’Ouest. Les pluies intenses […]

Haiti Cholera Deaths Could Be 3-10 Times What’s Reported

Officially, a devastating 9,200 Haitians have died from the cholera brought to Haiti in 2010 by United Nations peacekeepers. A recent study by Doctors Without Borders confirms suspicions that the true number of cholera deaths is higher. By projecting the results of the study to the entire country, the death toll could be as much as ten times higher in parts of Haiti! When the epidemic first started, the Haitian government lacked a proper surveillance system to monitor cholera deaths. Cholera Deaths in Haiti Could Far Exceed Official Count Rick Gladstone, The New York Times March 18, 2016 Deaths from the cholera epidemic that ravaged Haiti after the 2010 earthquake could be much higher than the 9,200 officially tallied so far because of underreporting during the initial outbreak, a new study suggests. The study, by Doctors Without Borders, found that incomplete […]

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