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Nov 09, 2011

Nov 09, 2011

Cholera in Haiti: Vaccine plan readied; group sues UN

(CIDRAP News) – Two medical aid groups in cholera-stricken Haiti are planning a pilot campaign to administer a cholera vaccine to about 1% of the population, but some public health experts are questioning whether the effort is the most cost-effective way to fight the disease, according to press reports.

May 09, 2011

May 09, 2011

Study bolsters UN source for Haiti's cholera outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic study by French researchers of the initial days of Haiti's cholera outbreak builds a stronger argument linking the importation of the bacteria to the arrival of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from Nepal than a recent report from the UN's independent experts did.

Mar 17, 2011

Mar 17, 2011

Researchers predict high 2011 cholera toll in Haiti

(CIDRAP News) – US researchers are predicting on the basis of mathematical modeling that Haiti could have close to 800,000 cholera cases and 11,100 deaths this year, more than three times the 250,000 cases counted since the epidemic began last fall.

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