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Cholera in Haiti: “The outbreak is still in the beginning”

MSF’s coverage of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, featuring the work of Ron Haviv, Moises Saman, Jake Price, and Gregory Vandendaelen. Haviv’s also been sending updates by twitter, including word that Health workers and journalists attacked-paranoia and misinformation running high…

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MSF teams continue to see an increase in cases of suspected cholera across Haiti, from the Artibonite Region, where the outbreak originated, in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and in areas of the far north. In this audio slideshow, MSF medical advisor Dr. David Olson says the deadly but easily treatable and preventable disease is likely to continue its scourge for months to come. Photos by Ron Haviv, Moises Saman, Jake Price, and Gregory Vandendaelen.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release earlier this month that genetic analysis of the cholera strain that hit Haiti reveals that it most closely matches South Asian strains, which further fuelled the suspicion.

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