Earthquake/CHOLERA

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Haiti tests for cholera in Port-au-Prince

November 8, 2010
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Haiti tests for cholera in Port-au-Prince

At least 120 people in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, are being tested for cholera, health officials say. Doctors have told the BBC the disease is “clinically” present in the city, but there is no official confirmation. The health ministry says 544 people have died in Haiti’s latest cholera outbreak. About 8,000 are being treated in...
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic death toll rises to 544

November 8, 2010
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic death toll rises to 544

SANTO DOMINGO, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — The death toll of the cholera epidemic in Haiti on Monday rose to 544 and some 8,000 people infected had been hospitalized, the Haitian Health Ministry said. According to information reaching here from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, the Haitian Health Ministry said that daily average of deaths increased to...
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Haiti fears spread of cholera Health workers fear flooding caused by Hurricane Tomas could accelerate the spread of the disease.

November 8, 2010
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Haiti fears spread of cholera  Health workers fear flooding caused by Hurricane Tomas could accelerate the spread of the disease.

Flooding in Haiti, caused by Hurricane Tomas, has heavily affected the cholera-infested region of Artibonite, where the first cases of the water-borne disease were diagnosed. The Artibonite river has been swollen by the rains brought by the storm and there are fears that the floodwaters could be contaminated with cholera. Cholera has killed 501 people and sickened...
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Haiti escapes catastrophe as Hurricane Tomas skirts island

November 6, 2010
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Haiti escapes catastrophe as Hurricane Tomas skirts island

Haiti is spared a direct hit at a time when more than a million people remain in tent camps after the Jan. 12 earthquake. But the hurricane offers a reminder of Haiti’s vulnerability. Reporting from Leogane, Haiti — At 6 a.m. Friday, Roseanna Nicolas, 50, heard screams from the road. She looked out her...
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United Nations Brings Cholera to Haiti

November 6, 2010
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United Nations Brings Cholera to Haiti

WRITTEN BY BRUCE WALKER-The United Nations, touted by progressives for 60 years as the last best hope of mankind, has done almost no good anywhere at any time. Since the inception of the world body — comprised of a hodge-podge of thuggish dictatorships, self-righteous and anti-American European democracies, communist regimes, and nations which hate...
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Insult to injury: Cholera has Haiti reeling, and Bill Clinton & Anderson Cooper haven’t done enough

November 5, 2010
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Insult to injury: Cholera has Haiti reeling, and Bill Clinton &  Anderson Cooper haven’t done enough

By Ansel Herz New York Daily News, November 1st 2010 Breaking: North American news outlets “excited” by Haiti cholera outbreak. They say for them, “without a crisis, Haiti doesn’t exist.” It’s a bitterly sarcastic but, unfortunately, entirely true statement, made via Twitter this week by Vanderbilt University historian Peter James Hudson. CNN doubled its...
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The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is Lying to You

November 5, 2010
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The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is Lying to You

By Ansel Herz Within hours of my op-ed being published in the New York Daily News today, the $50 million Clinton Bush Haiti Fund posted an update on its Facebook page called “Cholera Concern,” which includes this sentence: “While other organizations in Haiti are using their resources to deliver immediate humanitarian aid, we are...
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Haiti’s tent cities to bear worst of potential hurricane Tomas

November 4, 2010
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Haiti’s tent cities to bear worst of potential hurricane Tomas

Some 1.3 million Haitians in the capital’s tent cities have nowhere to go as potential hurricane Tomas approaches, even as 120,000 homes sit vacant and easily repairable. By Stephen Kurczy, Staff writer CSM / November 4, 2010 As tropical storm Tomas speeds toward Haiti, threatening to turn into a hurricane before it passes just west...
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Haiti: Hurricane Tomas Preparations• Cholera Situation Report #13, 3 November 2010

November 4, 2010
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Haiti: Hurricane Tomas Preparations• Cholera Situation Report #13, 3 November 2010

full_report PDF file HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Emergency supplies and equipment are urgently needed in preparation for Tropical Storm Tomas. WASH, shelter, logistics and communication clusters have identified requirements in terms of equipment and supplies that are immediately needed to augment response capacity. Advocacy efforts will continue tomorrow to increase awareness amongst international partners and the...
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