TITLE

Lack of clean water exacerbates cholera outbreak in Haiti

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, pE83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the water shortage and political unrest in Haiti which aggravates cholera cases and the country's capacity to treat the disease. Guillaume Le Duc, program manager for cholera clinics supported by the Alliance for International Medical Action, says that clean water is vital to fight cholera. A press statement released by Kristalina Geogieva of the European Union indicates that the political instability in Haiti threatens the efforts against cholera epidemic.
ACCESSION #
58645012

 

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