Haiti : New Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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I feel that all folks here are people of good will and as long as we keep the focus some one or some hundred may have a plan , that we could all support, and replicate from state to state.

Precisely, my hope exactly...hence the reason I keep hanging in there:) As brother o said...in real time...Peace In,

 

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Cholera cases found in Haiti capital
Outbreak kills more than 200 in nation; officials fear spread quake-survivor camps
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ST. MARC, Haiti - Five cases of cholera have been detected in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, U.N. and Haitians officials said Saturday, raising concern over the spread of an epidemic that already has killed over 200 people and sickened 2,000.

"We have confirmed five cases in Port-au-Prince ... they were very quickly diagnosed and isolated," U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Imogen Wall told Reuters, citing information from Haitian health authorities. They were the first cases to be detected in the capital since the outbreak started.

Wall stressed the five patients had become infected in the main outbreak zone of Artibonite north of the capital and had subsequently traveled to the city where they fell ill.

"This is not a new location of infection," Wall said, adding surveillance had been increased in Port-au-Prince, where camps house 1.3 million survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

The cholera outbreak has been centered in the central Artibonite region, but at least five cases were confirmed also in Arcahaie, a town closer to the quake-devastated capital, Port-au-Prince. Another four cases were reported in Limbe, a small northern municipality.

Experts also were investigating possible cases in Croix-des-Bouquet, a suburb of the capital. Another 10 cases were reported in Gonaives, the largest city in the Artibonite, according to Partners in Health, a U.S.-based humanitarian group.

The sick include 50 inmates at a prison in Mirebalais, just north of Port-au-Prince, Health Ministry director Gabriel Thimothe said.


Officials were worried about the consequences for the capital.

"It will be very, very dangerous," said Claude Surena, president of the Haitian Medical Association. "Port-au-Prince already has more than 2.4 million people, and the way they are living is dangerous enough already. Clearly a lot more needs to be done."

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Cholera cases found in Haiti capital
Outbreak kills more than 200 in nation; officials fear spread quake-survivor camps
msnbc.com news services
ST. MARC, Haiti - Five cases of cholera have been detected in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, U.N. and Haitians officials said Saturday, raising concern over the spread of an epidemic that already has killed over 200 people and sickened 2,000.

"We have confirmed five cases in Port-au-Prince ... they were very quickly diagnosed and isolated," U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Imogen Wall told Reuters, citing information from Haitian health authorities. They were the first cases to be detected in the capital since the outbreak started.

Wall stressed the five patients had become infected in the main outbreak zone of Artibonite north of the capital and had subsequently traveled to the city where they fell ill.

"This is not a new location of infection," Wall said, adding surveillance had been increased in Port-au-Prince, where camps house 1.3 million survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

The cholera outbreak has been centered in the central Artibonite region, but at least five cases were confirmed also in Arcahaie, a town closer to the quake-devastated capital, Port-au-Prince. Another four cases were reported in Limbe, a small northern municipality.

Experts also were investigating possible cases in Croix-des-Bouquet, a suburb of the capital. Another 10 cases were reported in Gonaives, the largest city in the Artibonite, according to Partners in Health, a U.S.-based humanitarian group.

The sick include 50 inmates at a prison in Mirebalais, just north of Port-au-Prince, Health Ministry director Gabriel Thimothe said.


Officials were worried about the consequences for the capital.

"It will be very, very dangerous," said Claude Surena, president of the Haitian Medical Association. "Port-au-Prince already has more than 2.4 million people, and the way they are living is dangerous enough already. Clearly a lot more needs to be done."

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The plot thickens!

 

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What Plot

When you have unsanitary conditions, and then combined with a flood that washes the latrines into the river. You have cholera. Both rivers that supply the water to POP have already been identified as being cholera positive. People are still using and washing in them. This has been identified as a potential problem since the earthquake.

Until they have clean drinking water(boiled if necessary) it will continue to be a factor. You don't have a system of sanitation in Haiti. You people in your ivory towers in the US don't have a clue.
 

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What Plot

When you have unsanitary conditions, and then combined with a flood that washes the latrines into the river. You have cholera. Both rivers that supply the water to POP have already been identified as being cholera positive. People are still using and washing in them. This has been identified as a potential problem since the earthquake.

Until they have clean drinking water(boiled if necessary) it will continue to be a factor. You don't have a system of sanitation in Haiti. You people in your ivory towers in the US don't have a clue.



bientempo...slow your roll:). The plot thickens is a commonly used idiom and in no way changes my posted position in this thread. In fact, a careful read of what I've posted aligns with your above quoted position.

 

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bientempo...slow your roll:). The plot thickens is a commonly used idiom and in no way changes my posted position in this thread. In fact, a careful read of what I've posted aligns with your above quoted position.

Ok Clyde thats 2 new phrases, that I will tuck away not a problem. just was as you thought mistaken on the language usage. :)
 

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Ok Clyde thats 2 new phrases, that I will tuck away not a problem. just was as you thought mistaken on the language usage. :)


That's real talk bientempo, for real...not a problem and thanks for being cordial and good spirited about this.

 

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200,000 at Risk in Haiti Cholera Epidemic
By Patrick Martin

Global Research, November 15, 2010
World Socialist Web Site - 2010-11-13


More than 800 have died in the cholera epidemic in Haiti, 12,000 have been hospitalized, and some 200,000 people are at risk, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced Friday, issuing an appeal for $164 million in emergency aid.



The epidemic was first reported three weeks ago and it has spread to both Gonaives, Haiti’s fourth largest city, and to the capital, Port-au-Prince, where more than 1.3 million people live in tent encampments established after last January’s catastrophic earthquake, which killed an estimated 250,000.



A doctor with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said Friday that cholera epidemic was taking off in Port-au-Prince. “It’s a really worrying situation for us at the moment,” he told Agence France Presse. “All hospitals in Port-au-Prince are overflowing with patients and we’re seeing seven times the total amount of cases we had three days ago.”



In the capital, the disease is centered in Cite Soleil, a slum on the north side which is closest to the road from the Artibonite valley, where the outbreak began last month. MSF recorded 216 cases of cholera in Cite Soleil Thursday, a ten-fold increase over the beginning of the week.



“If the number of cases continues to increase at the same rate, then we’re going to have to adopt some drastic measures to be able to treat people,” the MSF doctor said. “We’re going to have to use public spaces and even streets.”



The OCHA estimate that up to 200,000 will show some symptoms of the disease was worked out in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control. There is no recent precedent for an outbreak on such a scale in the western hemisphere.



Haiti itself has never had a documented case of cholera until last month, but now five of the country’s ten departments have been affected.



Cholera is a bacterial infection spread by drinking water contaminated by the feces of infected people. It is easily and cheaply treated with saline solutions, but without immediate treatment patients go into shock and die quickly of dehydration. The disease has been virtually wiped out by modern sanitation systems, and the outbreak in Haiti is a direct byproduct of the January earthquake and the longstanding poverty of the country.



A WHO spokesman said that the fatality rate from the current outbreak was at least 6.5 percent higher than expected, an indication both of the virulent strain of the disease—believed to be derived from South Asia, perhaps via Nepalese peacekeeping troops—and the virtually nonexistent public infrastructure for both sanitation and medical care.



The WHO estimated that less than half the country uses “improved drinking water sources,” while a 2008 Partners In Health report found that 70 percent of Haitians lacked continuous direct access to clean water.



Since the outbreak began in the Artibonite Valley, healthcare workers have waited anxiously for its arrival in urban centers. The first city to be hit was Gonaives, which is closest to the Artibonite region. “Sick people died on the way to the hospital, the bodies were covered in blankets and left near the town cemetery,” mayor Adolphe Jean-Francois told AFP.



Dozens have died in Gonaives in the past week, and cemetery workers told the Los Angeles Times they had dumped 48 bodies into pits there on November 9.



The propagation of the epidemic is tracked in the figures on deaths: 538 nationally by Tuesday, over 600 Wednesday, 724 on Thursday, over 800 on Friday. There have been 1,000 new cases each day this week. The first fatality in Port-au-Prince came on Tuesday, with three more in the next two days, then six on Friday.



Yves Lambert, head of infectious diseases at the main public hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince, told the press, “If cholera cases continue to rise at this rate, we’ll quickly be overwhelmed.”



The charity Oxfam said its water, hygiene and sanitation program had reached about 100,000 people to distribute soap, water purification tablets, buckets and rehydration salts, but this represents less than 10 percent of those living in tent cities around the capital.



The organization said in a statement, “It is a very serious development that cholera has spread in Port-au-Prince. However, it is understandable. With heavy rains and flooding over the weekend, in an environment where there is poor sanitation, waterborne diseases like cholera spread very rapidly.”



Hurricane Tomas killed more than 20 people in Haiti last weekend, striking the country a glancing blow that mainly affected the southeastern peninsula, which is less populated than the Port-au-Prince area but equally devastated by the earthquake, whose epicenter was near the town of Jacmel in that region

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Protests Continue in Haiti over Cholera Outbreak
Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed over 1,000 people. On Tuesday, residents clashed with U.N. troops in the city of Cap-Haïtien for the second consecutive day. Nepalese troops stationed there have been accused of inadvertently bringing the cholera outbreak to Haiti. Haitian President René Préval has issued a nationwide apProtests Continue in Haiti over Cholera Outbreak
Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed over 1,000 people. On Tuesday, residents clashed with U.N. troops in the city of Cap-Haïtien for the second consecutive day. Nepalese troops stationed there have been accused of inadvertently bringing the cholera outbreak to Haiti. Haitian President René Préval has issued a nationwide appeal for calm a week before elections to determine his successor. At a camp for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, community activist Fenel Domercant said Haitian and U.N. officials have failed to warn residents of the cholera outbreak.

Fenel Domercant: "We do not receive any aid here in this camp. You would think there was never a problem here, because no one ever came here to campaign against cholera and make the people aware of the situation."

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Expert Warns Cholera Could Spread to 400,000 Haitians

In news from Haiti, a top health expert has warned that as many as 400,000 Haitians may be infected with cholera over the next 12 months. So far, the cholera epidemic has killed about 1,400 people, but some say the tally could already be as high as 2,000. Jon Kim Andrus is the deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization.

Jon Kim Andrus: "We need to plan for enough supplies to treat as many as 400,00 cholera cases occurring over the next 12 months. We need to plan for up to half of those cases occurring over the next three months because of the explosive nature of this epidemic."

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