Cholera Outbreak In Haiti: An Update From Partners In Health

A Haitian child suffers from cholera symptoms
A Haitian child suffers from cholera symptoms

CommonHealth will post an update following the conference call this afternoon.

PIH reports: "As of Sunday more than 3,000 cases and over 250 deaths had been reported. Hôpital Saint Nicolas in St. Marc, which PIH operates in partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health hospitalized 300 patients on Sunday. Every day hospital patient management improves. PIH and its partners have rushed clinical reinforcements and supplies to the region and have mounted a massive community education and mobilization campaign. Community health workers are fanning out throughout the area to distribute oral rehydration salts and soap and to warn people of the need to drink only clean or purified water and wash their hands frequently—the two keys to preventing further spread of the disease."

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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