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Cholera

16 March 2011

Haiti cholera to hit 800,000

Up to 800,000 Haitians will contract cholera this year, double the estimates of UN agencies, claimed The Lancet.

Up to 800,000 Haitians will contract cholera this year, double the estimates of UN agencies, claimed The Lancet.

Previous estimates were "based on no data" and ignored "the dynamics of cholera epidemics, such as where people acquire the infection, how they gain immunity, and the role of human interventions such as water allocation or vaccination," it added.

 

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