Haiti und die Cholera
Cholera's western front
"The cholera epidemics of the 19th century forged the way for the revolution in sanitation and the provision of safe sources of public water, which are the hallmark of developed countries. Nevertheless, more than 1 billion people, including much of the Haitian population, have little access to safe sources of water, and hence remain vulnerable to cholera epidemics." The Lancet, Volume 376, Issue 9757, Pages 1961 - 1965, 11 December 2010
As cholera returns to Haiti, blame is unhelpful
"(...) the strain of Vibrio cholerae seems to be a south Asian strain, and Nepalese aid workers in the region have been implicated as the source, leading to protests against their presence and some people calling for them to leave the country (...) Although interest in how the outbreak originated may be a matter of scientific curiosity for the future, apportioning blame for the outbreak now is neither fair to people working to improve a dire situation nor helpful in combating the disease," wrote The Lancet Infectious Diseases in December 2010. (The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 12, Page 813, December 2010)
Updates on the situation in Haiti
The Panamerican Health Organisation publishes continously reports about the situation in Haiti.