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Vaccines vs. Systemic Change to Fight Haiti Cholera

Among public health officials and advocates, there is a heated debate on whether limited funds should be spent on vaccines against cholera or providing the water and sanitation infrastructure needed to stop the long-term spread of the disease. When United Nations peacekeepers first brought cholera to Haiti, public health officials proposed administering 100,000 doses of the vaccine to immediately save some lives but the Haitian government rejected the proposal. Now that cholera is still infecting Haitians more than five years later, researchers are adding new ideas to this ongoing debate. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Everyone agrees we need to fight cholera. No one can agree on how Doug Struck, STAT December 7, 2015 he clinics were overwhelmed. Over just a few days in 2010, cholera had swept through the chaos of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Violently […]

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