December 12, 2010

Haiti not the first stop for cholera strain that's killed 2,000

The cholera outbreak ravaging Haiti is part of a worldwide pandemic that began 50 years ago and should be easy to stop — with technology developed in the 1800s. Haiti’s poor sanitation system, however, makes it vulnerable. More than 2,000 people have died and perhaps 100,000 have been sickened by a disease that hasn't been seen in large scale in the United States since the 19th Century.

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