Second Wave of Cholera Emerges in Haiti

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another outbreak of cholera has been reported in Haiti, this time much closer to the capital of Port-au-Prince, where over a million people are still living in earthquake refugee camps. Officials report the death toll there is just under 300. That rate, however, is slowing as Haitians become more aware of the epidemic. 

Ian Rawson is the managing director of Hospital Albert Schweitzer, about three hours north of Port-au-Prince, near where the original outbreak is believed to have emerged. He says that the situation is stabilizing.

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Ian Rawson

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