About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cholera Raises Its Ugly Head in Haiti

by Savitha C Muppala on April 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM
Font : A-A+

Cholera Raises Its Ugly Head in Haiti

The cholera epidemic which claimed the lives of thousands of people in Haiti has resurfaced in the rural areas of the country.

"Residual outbreaks" have appeared in the north, the central plateau, and the southeast, "but they do not constitute a spike in the disease," the country's public health general director Gabriel Timothe told AFP late Tuesday.

Advertisement

He said authorities were addressing the outbreaks in the various regions, and insisted "the trend is decreasing."

Haiti has suffered a devastating cholera epidemic since October, and authorities have reported 4,856 deaths since the onset of the disease, thought to have been eradicated from the country a century ago.
Advertisement

To mark six months of efforts to contain the epidemic, outgoing President Rene Preval received Haitian and international health experts, officials and aid workers on Tuesday to thank them for their work, and urged Haitians to continue safe hygiene guidelines.

The water-borne bacterial disease thrives in unhygienic conditions such as those throughout Haiti since a catastrophic earthquake early last year killed some 220,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, many of whom have been living in squalid tent cities since the disaster.

Last month, a US team of experts warned that some 800,000 Haitians will contract cholera this year, double the estimates of United Nations agencies, and that a recent dip in reported cases was likely temporary.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
Anemia among Indian Women and Children Remains a Cause of Concern- National Family Health Survey-5
H1N1 Influenza Prevention in Children: What Parents Need to Know
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cholera Water Borne Diseases Amoebic Dysentery 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood - Sugar Chart Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Diaphragmatic Hernia Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Selfie Addiction Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Drug - Food Interactions Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Find a Hospital
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Cholera Raises Its Ugly Head in Haiti Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests