World sickened by cholera sick in Haiti

In October 2010, in Haiti — almost 10 months after a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and extensively damaged an already precarious infrastructure — hundreds of cholera cases were confirmed in rural areas north of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The outbreak spread. A month later, more than a thousand people had died and 18,000 required hospital care.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/05/09/f-health-cholera.html#ixzz16jIdx51m

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