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UN Peacekeepers to blame for 7,500 cholera deaths in devastated Haiti: public health expert

Michael Higgins, National Post October 24, 2012 A cholera patient lies in bed at the Cuban-run Nicolas Armand hospital in Arcahaie, north of Port-au-Prince, in this file photo. A leading international public health expert says the “most likely” source of the cholera outbreak was a UN camp for soldiers from Nepal, a country where the water-borne disease is widespread. A devastating cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 7,500 people has been blamed on United Nations’ peacekeeping troops in the country. Dr. Daniele Lantagne, a leading international public health expert who helped investigate the outbreak for the UN, said the “most likely” source of the cholera was a camp for soldiers from Nepal, a country where the water-borne disease is widespread. Related Photo gallery: Haiti cholera outbreak On the ground in Haiti: Searching for the resources to fight cholera […]

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