Over 900 people dead, 14,000 infected in Haitian cholera outbreak
Sunday, November 14, 2010
New figures show an estimated 917 have died and 14,000 more Haiti's present outbreak. However, it is suspected that many deaths in mountainous regions far from hospitals are going unreported.in
Clinics are rapidly filling up and many deaths are being reported. "The trend is extremely, extremely alarming. We have not reached a peak yet, but it could arrive next week," said the head of mission for, Stefano Zannini. A health official described the situation in as "[growing] more pathetic each day." The official also said that hospitals in the capital are not able to cope with all of the patients.
The United Nations has appealed to donor nations for 164 million in order to import more doctors, medicine, and water purification systems.
According to the US Peru outbreak in the early 1990s and from other countries in Latin America suggests that we should expect to identify additional cases for many months to several years."(CDC) "experience from the
CDC says cholera is "an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but sometimes it can be severe... In severe cases, the infected person may experience profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps, which can cause rapid loss of body fluids and lead to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours."
- Rebecca Kelley. "Cholera in Haiti climbs to 800 killed and 12,000 hospitalized (News Report)" — , November 13, 2010
- van_arista. "Haiti Is Stuck on Cholera" — , November 13, 2010
- "Cholera continues to worsen in Haiti" — , November 13, 2010
- "Frequently Asked Questions About the Haiti Cholera Outbreak" — , November 7, 2010
- "Haiti's Cholera Death Toll Passes 900" — , November 14, 2010