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Cholera has killed more than 7,000 people in Haiti in less than two years

Data were recorded since October 2010. Only 2% of 10 million people in the country have access to drinking water

 
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Children with cholera receiving care at the Medical Center in L'Estere near Port au Prince, Haiti
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Children with cholera receiving care at the Medical Center in L'Estere near Port au Prince, Haiti

Cholera has killed at least 7,418 people, including babies and children in Haiti, in one year and nine months, according to the Ministry of Health of the country. The data relate since October 2010 when it appeared the outbreak in the country. Only 2% of 10 million people in Haiti have access to drinking water. Virtually no sewer system and is common in the habit of open toilet. The country is the poorest in the Americas and the situation worsened after the earthquake in January 2010.

However, the director of the Agency for Healthcare Epidemiology of Haiti, Roc Magloire, said it has reduced the number of deaths in recent weeks. According to her, the disease incidence is higher in the north and west of Haiti, including the capital, Port au Prince.

U.S. researchers reported in June that the epidemic is caused by two types of bacteria and not only one of Eastern origin, as examined above. Initial studies indicated that the disease was caused by a bacterium native to Asia and introduced by Nepalese soldiers, members of the Peace Mission of the United Nations Stabilization (MINUSTAH) in Haiti.

A team of geneticists at the University of Maryland (United States) found a new type of bacteria, apparently of local origin. This new bacterium, named V. Cholerae 01/0139, is found in rivers and estuaries in the Western Hemisphere, with characteristics similar to infections of the disease.

The details of the bacteria are in the medical journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was carried out by scientists Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, and Rita R. Colwell, who collected stool samples from 81 victims of cholera in 18 cities in Haiti in November 2010 when the outbreak began in the country.

In mid-June, Doctors Without Borders (humanitarian organization) lamented the lack of support from the international community to combat the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which reached about 10,000 people suspected with the disease.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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