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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.

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 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 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.


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