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Elections take headlines in Haiti, but Cholera issues deepen

Despite the recent tensions based on the elections in Haiti, cholera continues to ravage many.  A solution in the form of an oral vaccine can provide hope, but the vaccine’s manufacturer (Shantha Biotechnics, a Sanofi company) has decreased production in 2015 after promising to the do the opposite. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for full text. Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, Boston Globe November 19, 2015 As Haitians take to the streets to protest the results of their recent presidential election, a quieter but more deadly battle continues throughout the country against the world’s largest cholera outbreak. The toll is enormous, particularly for the poor. Although cholera is entirely preventable and completely treatable, five years after the disease appeared in Haiti for the first time in recorded history, 9,041 deaths have been […]

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