Friday, October 22, 2010

Haiti: First an Earthquake - Now - Cholera?

"Dozens dead in Haiti from outbreak of disease"
BBC (October 21, 2010)

"Dozens of people in Haiti have died from an illness that produces diarrhoea, acute fever and vomiting.

"A government announcement is awaiting test results but the head of the Haitian Medical Association told AFP news agency the outbreak was cholera.

"Claude Surena said 135 people had died and 1,500 infected in recent days...."

First, the good news: So far, only a few dozen folks have died of this disease.

Now, the bad news: It could be cholera. And, no matter what it is, Haiti isn't as well-prepared as it might be to deal with the outbreak.

The nation wasn't at all well-off, and that earthquake didn't improve conditions any.

More about Haiti, including a list of charities:No pressure: but the folks in Haiti could use help.

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