Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti Scrambles to Secure Clean Water Cholera Epidemic Underscores Need to Overhaul Crumbling Sanitation Network; Helicopters Ferry in Supplies of Chlorine

October 29, 2010
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Haiti Scrambles to Secure Clean Water Cholera Epidemic Underscores Need to Overhaul Crumbling Sanitation Network; Helicopters Ferry in Supplies of Chlorine

Wall Street Journal: By INGRID ARNESEN And MIKE ESTERL A BIG PUDDLE OF NEPALESE POO CONTAMINATES PEASANT’S WATER SUPPLY U.N. investigators seeking the cause of the cholera epidemic gathered human waste this week from a peace-keeping base in Mirebalais, Haiti. ST. MARC, Haiti—Haiti’s cholera epidemic is adding fresh urgency to the need to upgrade...
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Rapid test for malaria approved for Haiti

October 29, 2010
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Rapid test for malaria approved for Haiti

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Haitian and U.S. officials have approved the use of three malaria rapid diagnostic tests for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a U.S. report says. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population say because symptoms of malaria are non-specific,...
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Haiti’s Latest Misery

October 28, 2010
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Haiti’s Latest Misery

The cholera outbreak in Haiti — the first in 50 years — has layered fresh anxiety atop long-standing misery. By Tuesday the disease had sickened more than 3,000 people and killed more than 250. While the authorities have expressed cautious hope that the outbreak might soon stabilize and remain largely confined to the rural...
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Haiti civil service in ruins

October 27, 2010
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Haiti civil service in ruins

More Images » Country director for international aid organization Oxfam and former Agriculture Minister for Haiti, Philippe Mathieu is still living in a tent outside his home while waiting for it to be repaired, ten months after the earthquake. Photograph by: Natasha Fillion, The Gazette How do you fix a failed state? How can...
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Haiti Struggles to Contain Cholera

October 27, 2010
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Haiti Struggles to Contain Cholera

By INGRID ARNESEN And MIKE ESTERL ST. MARC, Haiti—A deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti showed no signs of stabilizing Wednesday, even as the government and international aid groups scrambled to try and curb its spread. The Pan American Health Organization said 4,147 people have been infected and 292 have died from the outbreak, which...
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UN probes Nepalese base as source of Haiti cholera outbreak WITHOUT HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG REVELATION, THIS MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED!!

October 27, 2010
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UN probes Nepalese base as source of Haiti cholera outbreak  WITHOUT HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG REVELATION, THIS MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED!!

(AP) – 2 hours ago MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — U.N. investigators took samples of foul-smelling waste trickling behind a Nepalese peacekeeping base toward an infected river system on Wednesday, following persistent accusations that excrement from the newly arrived unit caused the cholera epidemic that has sickened more than 4,000 people in the earthquake-ravaged nation....
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SEAN PENN:Haiti’s Battle Against Cholera: A Simple Matter of Water? Nepalese MINUSTAH contingent pollute river with cholera carrying waste.

October 26, 2010
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SEAN PENN:Haiti’s Battle Against Cholera: A Simple Matter of Water? Nepalese MINUSTAH contingent pollute river with cholera carrying waste.

Could halting the cholera outbreak in Haiti be just a matter of water?  That’s what Sean Penn, the actor and activist who visited Haiti last week told CNN’s AC360° on Monday night. People must stop using contaminated water, he said, pointing out that they will only do that if clean water is provided.  “So,...
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FLASH–FLASH-FLASH NEPALESE UN TROOPS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHOLERA OUTBREAK

October 26, 2010
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FLASH–FLASH-FLASH  NEPALESE  UN TROOPS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHOLERA OUTBREAK

October 24, 2010 Haiti is a land with absolutely no history of cholera. Haiti’s Minister of Health, Doctor Larsen snapped….”I don’t know where it came from!!!” when a journalist asked a rather stupid question, a question that seemed to blame Haitians for this current outrage. How is it that we are now assailed with a...
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Sean Penn – Penn Determined To Carry On Helping Haiti

October 26, 2010
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Sean Penn – Penn Determined To Carry On Helping Haiti

SEAN PENN has rebuffed reports he is planning to pull his aid organisation out of Haiti, insisting his charity will continue work there for “decades” if necessary. The Oscar-winning actor has been working closely with his JP Haitian Relief Organization, striving to help the devastated region in the wake of the January (10) earthquake...
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Cholera epidemic will probably reach Dominican Republic

October 26, 2010
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Cholera epidemic will probably reach Dominican Republic

New York Times By DENISE GRADY The cholera epidemic in Haiti is likely to grow and persist, and will probably reach the Dominican Republic, health officials said on Monday, as they rushed to distribute medical supplies in hopes of keeping ahead of the disease’s spread. “Now that cholera has established itself with a strong...
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Hundreds Dead In Haiti. People Fear Cholera Will Spread To Camps.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 25, 2010
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Hundreds Dead In Haiti. People Fear Cholera Will Spread To Camps.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

People in Port-au-Prince are waiting. Waiting for cholera to come. Reports from the ground in Haiti are saying it is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when the disease spreads to the capital. NPR spoke with Jacqueline Charles this morning. She’s there reporting on the outbreak for the Miami Herald....
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HAÏTI • Crise sanitaire en vue

October 25, 2010
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HAÏTI • Crise sanitaire en vue

Canada The Toronto Star © AFP Une petite fille transporte de l’eau dans le bidonville Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, 16 janvier 2010 L’hygiène et l’eau potable sont déjà deux données rares en Haïti en temps normal. Aussi, dans les dramatiques circonstances actuelles, les dommages subis par les égouts et le système de distribution de l’eau...
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHOLERA, TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND DISPOSAL OF BODIES

October 24, 2010
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Dead cholera victims are still a danger after death can spread infection to relatives and the community. even clothing is dangerous!!! Chol_WP_66.10
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Cholera epidemic hits Port-au-Prince in Haiti

October 24, 2010
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Cholera epidemic hits Port-au-Prince in Haiti

Port Prince (UNN) First cases of cholera have been registered in Haiti capital, Port-au-Prince, which has sparked fears that the epidemic could grip thousands sheltered in refugee camps in the capital. According health officials the cases on Saturday, that the five had become infected in the main outbreak area of Artibonite, to the north...
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Cholera cases reported in Haitian capital

October 24, 2010
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Cholera cases reported in Haitian capital

Aid workers struggled to contain the disease as the death toll reached 208, while experts said the epidemic `has not reached its peak.’ BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND TRENTON DANIEL jcharles@MiamiHerald.com MIREBALAIS, Haiti — International aid and Haitian officials said at least five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Haiti’s capital Saturday but insisted...
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Haiti Fears Cholera Will Reach Capital

October 23, 2010
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Haiti Fears Cholera Will Reach Capital

MEXICO CITY — With the number of dead rising above 200, health officials battling a cholera outbreak in Haiti grew ever more pessimistic Saturday that the disease could be contained to a rural area and braced for a medical disaster in the capital. Haitian officials have confirmed 208 dead and a total of 2,674...
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Canada pledges $1M for Haiti at Francophonie summit

October 23, 2010
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Canada pledges $1M for Haiti at Francophonie summit

CTV.ca News Staff Date: Sat. Oct. 23 2010 9:50 AM ET As the Francophonie summit got underway Saturday in Switzerland, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged $1 million in special funding to help combat a deadly cholera outbreak in one of the organization’s member nations. As of early Saturday morning, 194 people were confirmed dead...
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Épidémie de choléra en Haïti : au moins 200 morts

October 23, 2010
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Épidémie de choléra en Haïti : au moins 200 morts

Les autorités haïtiennes et les organisations humanitaires étaient vendredi en état d’«alerte maximale» pour tenter de juguler la maladie. Haïti est frappé par une épidémie de choléra qui a déjà fait 200 morts, ont annoncé les autorités samedi. Le gouvernement tente de prendre des mesures pour enrayer la propagation de la maladie. Plus de...
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10 Months later – Inside Sean Penn’s Tent City in Haiti

October 23, 2010
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10 Months later – Inside Sean Penn’s Tent City in Haiti

Almost 10 months  after the earthquake, the lives of many Haitians are still filled  filled with unimaginable horrors. Mac McCleland/Mother Jones October 21, 2010 “I’m black and Haitian, and I wouldn’t go where you’re going right now, in the dark,” Marc, my ride, says as we’re on our way to the Petionville golf course...
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Aid workers scramble to contain Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 22, 2010
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Aid workers scramble to contain Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

At least 140 people have died from the water-borne disease in central Haiti, as aid agencies fear it could spread rapidly in the unsanitary conditions in camps for displaced quake victims. By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles TimesOctober 23, 2010 Doctors and aid workers scrambled Friday to rein in a cholera outbreak in central Haiti...
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