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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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UN Hit With Lawsuit Over Haiti Cholera Outbreak

UN Hit With Lawsuit Over Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Victims of the Haiti cholera epidemic are filing a multi-billion dollar compensation claim against the UN in a New York court. Lawyers representing the families of over 8,000 people who died, and the 650,000 fell sick, say UN peacekeepers inadvertently introduced the disease into Haiti in late 2010. The UN has earlier rejected compensation claims by victims.    

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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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More on water.

More on water.

In 2002, World Leaders committed to the eight Millennium Development Goals, Goal 7 of which is “to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people with sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. The world is on track to meet the drinking water target, but at current levels of progress will miss the sanitation target by 700 million people….

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Manila smog 2012

Manila smog 2012

I have been to Manila in the Philippines many times. Metro Manila or National Capital Region has some 14 million people living here spread over 17 cities and towns. I always know it was polluted and the smog is bad for you. According to the United Nations, Manila is one of the world’s five most polluted cities, with an estimated…

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