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Dec 20, 2010

Dec 20, 2010

Expert group reconsiders cholera vaccine for Haiti

(CIDRAP News) – An expert group convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on Dec 17 discussed a possible cholera vaccine for Haiti and suggested developing a global vaccine stockpile.

Dec 10, 2010

Dec 10, 2010

Analysis: Haiti's cholera strain came from South Asia

(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.

Nov 29, 2010

Nov 29, 2010

Election disruptions challenge Haiti's cholera response

(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.

Nov 19, 2010

Nov 19, 2010

Protests rattle Haiti as cholera cases near 50,000

(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.

Nov 17, 2010

Nov 17, 2010

Florida confirms first cholera case

(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.

Nov 16, 2010

Nov 16, 2010

Haiti cholera deaths top 1,000

(CIDRAP News) – Health organizations in Haiti are focusing on identifying and responding to cholera hot spots quickly, as the number of new cases and deaths grows and the geographic reach of the disease continues to spread, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today.

Nov 12, 2010

Nov 12, 2010

Deepening cholera epidemic prompts UN plea for $164 million

(CIDRAP News) – The number of new cholera cases and deaths in Haiti has climbed steeply, even in remote areas, amid a plea today from the United Nations (UN) for $164 million in foreign assistance to help control the spread of the disease.

Nov 09, 2010

Nov 09, 2010

Cholera cases confirmed in Haiti's capital

(CIDRAP News) – Amid reports of the first cholera confirmations in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today it expects cases to surge over the coming days due to widespread hurricane flooding.

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