Friday, October 22, 2010
Cholera Outbreak in Haiti
PAHO has mobilized epidemiologists and other experts from its office in Port-au-Prince and from other countries to help local and national authorities assess and deal with the event, which is the first time cholera has appeared on the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres medical teams immediately traveled to the affected areas, which are north of the capital Port-au-Prince, along the Artibonite River, between the cities of Saint-Marc and Mirebalais. Teams are treating patients and implementing necessary measures to prevent the outbreak from spreading.