Haiti: Cholera heighten in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac
Haiti’s Health Ministry statistics show that although the number of cases is “significantly fewer than this time last year.
Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume said the government is equally concerned about cholera-related deaths as well as infections. Before Isaac’s late night arrival here, the ministry ordered all government hospitals and clinics to remain open for 24 hours for at least four days after the storm’s passing. Hospital pantries, Guillaume said, were stocked with chlorine tablets, bottled water and oral rehydration salts.
Source: The Kansas City Star
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