Health Matters: Cholera Concerns

By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email
By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email

May 17, 2011
U.N. Officials say humanitarian workers in Haiti are preparing for a fresh cholera outbreak as the rainy season begins.
The cholera epidemic in Haiti happened after last year's deadly earthquake which killed more than 300,000 people.
Since October the disease has killed nearly five thousand people.
A huge U.N. led operation has helped reduce the fatality rate, however downpours starting this year's rainy season appear to have increased cases again in some areas.
The epidemic is not expected to regain the force of previous months.
However aid workers report fresh outbreaks underline the vulnerability of much of the population in that nation.

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