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Cholera Confirmed in Traveler From Haiti to Florida

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) --

A case of cholera has been confirmed in Florida in a woman who returned from visiting family Haiti.

Dr. Thomas Torok of the Florida Department of Health said
Wednesday, Nov. 17 that the woman had been visiting family along Haiti's rural Artibonite River, where the outbreak began last month.

Torok said the woman returned to Collier County and has
recovered. Health officials said privacy laws prohibited them from
releasing more information about the woman or when her case was
confirmed.

The health department said other suspected cases of cholera were
under investigation.

The cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed more than 1,000 people
and hospitalized more than 16,000.

Doctors statewide have been asked to report possible cases of
cholera in people who recently visited Haiti.


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