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Cholera outbreak: Haiti and Dominican Republic, Hispaniola

Creator:

Public Health Agency

Type: News
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

The outbreak of cholera in Haiti, first recognised on 21 October 2010, continues to escalate. As of 14 November 2010 a total of 16,799 hospitalised cases and 1,034 deaths from cholera have been reported by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food. It generally occurs in regions of the world where there is no clean water or adequate sewage disposal.

Date:

24/11/2010

DOI:

10.14655/11971-933569

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Public Health Agency. (2010) Cholera outbreak: Haiti and Dominican Republic, Hispaniola [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/933569 [Accessed: 22nd October 2019].

  

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