Clean Water, Sanitation Ease Cholera in Haiti

Clean water and improved sanitation reduced the rate of cholera in part of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, researchers reported.

But such public health interventions will probably not be enough to eradicate the disease, which broke out in Haiti for the first time in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, according to Claude-Lyne Valcin, MD, of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues.

Instead, the disease is likely to become endemic in Haiti and \”will prove a continued threat to its fragile public health system\” for years to come, Valcin and colleagues argued in the October issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. via  Cholera in Haiti



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