Haiti after Hurricane Matthew: Can a cholera epidemic be avoided?

Haiti after Hurricane Matthew: Can a cholera epidemic be avoided?
 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending a million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti, where more than 200 cases of the killer disease have been reported since Hurricane Matthew struck on 4 October.
A race is on to curb new outbreaks before the imminent rainy season makes toilets overflow, helping cholera to spread.
"The top priority, clearly, for those people affected by the hurricane is to give them access to safe water. That's the only way we can control cholera," Dr Dominique Legros, a WHO expert, said on Tuesday.
Cholera killed around 10,000 people in Haiti after the... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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