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Haiti Cholera Outbreak Status by Stanley Lucas

– 200 people have died so far
– Almost 2,500 people have been affected by the epidemic
– The areas most affected are: Marchand Dessalines, Douin, areas
surrounding Saint Marc, Archahaie, and the Bas Plateau Central
– The Antibonite river is the source of the epidemic
– The Ministry of Heath and the Direction of Potable Water (DINEPA)
assure that the response is being coordinated
– They need water, chlorine, hygienic kits, and portable beds for the
health centers and clinics which have exceeded their capacity
– It seems the contamination originated in three turbines at the Peligre
hydroelectric station.
– It appears as if the equivalent of seven drums of contaminated liquid
per day have poured into the Antibonite River between Mirebalais and
Thomonde.

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