Florida Sees 3rd Cholera Case After Haiti Outbreak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Miami, FL (AP) - Miami health officials say test results confirm
that an American Airlines passenger who became ill on a flight from
the Dominican Republic to Miami on Thanksgiving had cholera.

The Miami-Dade Health Department released the results Monday.

Officials said the man was a doctor who had been treating
cholera patients.

This marks the third confirmed case in Florida. State health
officials say a Collier County woman and an Orlando-area women have
recovered from cholera linked to an outbreak in Haiti.

The disease is caused by a bacterial infection of the intestine.
Normally, it's transmitted through an infected water supply.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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