Cholera episode kills hundreds in Haiti

A cholera episode outside Part-au-Prince has been confirmed. An incredibly large outbreak thus far, the Haitian cholera has already murdered 168. You will find over 1,500 people infected. The outbreak is blamed on the slow recovery from January's earthquake. Source for this article - Haiti confirms cholera outbreak has killed 168, so far by Personal Money Store.

Several could die from Cholera outbreak

Disease outbreak in Saint-Marc is what medical officials in Haiti have been waiting for confirmation on. Children and elderly are hurt more with the diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration that cholera impacts. The outbreak of cholera has overwhelmed hospitals because of numbers. Cholera victims were in the parking lot of one hospital until they got rained back into the hospital. Hospitals are attempting to transfer patients around hospitals with more room, however the speed with which cholera moves makes that strategy difficult. 168 people have passed away from the disease already. There have already been thousands infected too though.

Haiti without a cholera episode for a hundred years

Haiti has not had a cholera episode like this in over 100 years, accounts the World Health Organization. Typically cholera is transmitted through water. Drinking dirty water will do this. Some are saying they only drank purified water. They ended up with cholera anyway. Either way, WHO officials are tracking down what they believe to be the source of the outbreak. Being healthy does not matter when it comes to cholera. Immediate treatment is necessary ever since it can kill anyone in four hours.

Sending airlift materials for the cholera in Haiti

Haiti has already begun seeing some of the medical and humanitarian materials coming to them. Cholera is likely to strike the camps of earthquake survivors as they are densely populated. Antibiotics, rehydration salts and saline drips are all being airlifted into the country. The treatment of the disease is harder to do ever since sanitation and vaccination in Haiti isn't really good. Until earthquake survivors have reliable sanitation, cholera outbreaks are a consistent and constant concern.

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