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UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations has finally acknowledged it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people in the country. Studies have shown that Nepalese UN troops were the source of the disease – but the UN repeatedly denied responsibility until now. The cholera outbreak has been blamed on leaking sewage…

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Cholera likely to stay in Haiti

Cholera likely to stay in Haiti

Since a cholera epidemic began in Haiti in 2010, the disease has killed more than 8,300 people in that country. The bacteria that cause cholera may be settling in for good in Haiti, and meanwhile, its swath of destruction appears to be widening to other countries, researchers reported about a week ago. The cholera epidemic that surfaced in October 2010…

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Single source for the cholera outbreak in Haiti confirmed

Single source for the cholera outbreak in Haiti confirmed

From a new report confirms what I thought all along; The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology….

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Weekend in Port-au-Prince

Weekend in Port-au-Prince

Haiti has been in the news over the last couple of weeks for all the wrong reasons again. Cholera, demonstrations and more people dead. It doesn’t matter where the cholera comes from. Stop it so no more people die. It is a treatable desease. Help each other. And the demonstrations probably have political aspect to it. With the presidential election…

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Saturday in Port-au-Prince.

Saturday in Port-au-Prince.

Saturday in Port-au-Prince. I am tired after a long week traveling around in Haiti. Friday morning I was interviewed live on Swedish Radio about the cholera outbreak in Haiti. So far more than 800 haved died and 12 000 have been hospitalized in the outbreak. Seven of the deaths have occured in Port-au-Prince. Friday lunch there was a minor earthquake…

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Tomas in Haiti

Tomas in Haiti

Haitians are holding their breath. Hurricane Tomas will most likely hit Haiti Thursday afternoon by latest estimates. The death toll from Haiti’s cholera epidemic spiked to 442 on Wednesday, Haitian health authorities reported that an additional 1,978 people were hospitalized, raising the total number of cases to 6,742. The picture below I took yesterday for one of my long term…

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Haiti

Haiti

I’m back in Haiti since a month now. Cholera outbreak, debris from earthquake still everywhere. Now hurricane Tomas should hit Haiti in a few days. Worst case scenario it will be very strong, but right now it seems to not be full force, which is good. Officials are planing mass evacuations in the next couple of days. But where do…

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