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New PAHO Report Glosses Over Severity of Cholera Epidemic

This blog post discusses the Pan American Health Association’s lack of gravity in reporting the cholera statistics for the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Haiti in 2016. DR continues to suffer the consequences of the UN’s cholera epidemic in neighboring Haiti, Ecuador has experienced its first cholera case in 12 years, and Haiti’s number of cases is very large even without considering the fact that it’s an undercount. The post also alludes to the need for accountability in terms of the cause of the epidemic. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. PAHO: May 27 update on cholera in the Americas H5N1 June 1, 2016 Thanks to Dr. Ian Mackay for tweeting about this report from PAHO: 27 May 2016: Cholera – situation in the Americas. I gave up on PAHO’s cholera reports many years ago, when they […]

The History and Future of Cholera in Haiti

This blog post describes the beginning of the cholera epidemic from one observer’s perspective. It also compares the initial lack of international response and local vulnerability to the disease to the ebola outbreak in West Africa. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. Cholera in Haiti, four years later H5N1 October 20, 2014 On the evening of October 20, 2010, I posted an item from Treyfish at Pandemic Information News: Haiti: A mysterious outbreak. Excerpt: Health officials in rural Haiti are investigating a possible disease outbreak that could be responsible for dozens of deaths and a surge in hospital patients, U.N. aid workers said Wednesday. Haitian government officials say at least 19 people have died after suffering brief bouts of fever, vomiting and severe diarrhea, with dozens of more deaths suspected. Most are reportedly children. Hundreds of patients reporting […]

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