Cholera outbreak in Haiti

An outbreak of Cholera is the latest challenge facing Haiti. It has been reported so far officially that 19 people have died as a result of this cholera outbreak. However, health officials bring the number to 50 dead. Is it possible that the real the dead could be doubled or three time of what was reported so far?


Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Many more people have been taken to hospital as a result of severe vomiting, fever and diarrhea which are the typical symptoms of feared cholera outbreak in Haiti.

Can we handle an outbreak of cholera in Haiti at this time?

I don't think we are in a position to handle anything, anytime. The country was just hit by a earthquake just few months ago. Haiti healthcare system is almost non-existent. The Haitian population can not get adequate food or water to drink. And now with this new health epidemic, how can they make the proper precautions to avoid being infected?

What is cholera and how dangerous is it?

According to "Cholera is an infection of the small intestines caused by bacteria. The main symptoms are watery diarrhea, vomiting and abnormal pain. Cholera is transmitted primarily through contaminated drinking water or food. The severity of the diarrhea and vomiting can cause rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Primary treatment is with oral or intravenous rehydration. Cholera is a major cause of death in the world."

Cholera can easily be transmitted because the watery diarrhea is loaded with bacteria that can survive in water for a period of time. However you can prevent cholera infection by sterilization, anti-bacteria treatment of sewage or water purification

What can we do?

What should we do?

Do you have the answer? if so, let's hear it

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Binio says...

oh, lord forgive us, because we have been through alot, forgive us for our mistake, because haiti doesn't have any support to facing all these

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Rene L. says...

With Haiti, it is always a problem.

If it is not earthquake, it is Cholera.

If it is not cholera, it is flood.

If it is not flood, it is riot in the street.

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Amos says...

Oh Lord, this is what Haiti does not need now, Cholera.

We have all the problems in the world and now we are going to deal with cholera.

I think only god can pull us out of where we are. No politician can solve the problem of this country.

We do not have a health system, how will we be able to prevent people from dying from

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