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Haiti’s cholera epidemic still emergency: UN envoy – Yahoo News


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Haiti’s cholera epidemic is still an emergency and a let up in response based on the decreasing number of cases could have “tragic consequences,” a UN special envoy said.”I fear that the enormous progress we have made leads people to believe that the problem has been resolved. It is not resolved,” Pedro Medrano, the UN coordinator overseeing cholera response in Haiti, told AFP in Washington, on Wednesday.Between January and August of 2014, only 8,600 cases were recorded, in stark contrast with the 200,000 documented last year, Medrano said.”That’s still an emergency situation,” the Chilean diplomat said, adding that any belief otherwise “is not only an error but could have tragic consequences.” via – Yahoo News

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