(CIDRAP News) In the most detailed analysis to date on the Vibrio cholerae strain that has sparked Haiti's outbreak, researchers confirmed that it most closely resembles a South Asian variant not previously seen in the region and that it is more lethal than other strains.
(CIDRAP News) A report by an epidemiologist sent by France to assist Haiti with the cholera response said United Nations (UN) peacekeeping forces from Nepal are the most likely source of the outbreak, though others deny the claims or say the findings are inconclusive.
(CIDRAP News) Cholera deaths are climbing in southwestern Haiti, an area that had been previously spared by the outbreak, as health officials face prevention challenges from local beliefs that the disease is caused by supernatural forces.
(CIDRAP News) – Demonstrations and violence surrounding a national election in Haiti have disrupted some parts of the cholera outbreak response, as international aid groups issued pleas for more medical volunteers to staff treatment centers.
(CIDRAP News) Satellite tracking of wild birds in Asia suggests they may be spreading H5N1 avian influenza from India or Tibet to Mongolia when they fly north in the spring, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
(CIDRAP News) Protests over a possible foreign source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti have broken out in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as cases were reported for the first time from the country's South East department.
(CIDRAP News) Health officials in Florida, home to the nation's largest Haitian population, today announced the state's first cholera case this year, in a woman from Collier County who had recently returned from Haiti, which is in the midst of a massive cholera outbreak.