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Emerg Infect Dis. Implications of the Introduction of Cholera to Haiti

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  • Emerg Infect Dis. Implications of the Introduction of Cholera to Haiti

    [Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full PDF document (LINK). Extract, edited.]

    Suggested citation for this article: Dowell SF, Braden CR. Implications of the introduction of cholera to Haiti. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jul; [Epub ahead of print]

    Implications of the Introduction of Cholera to Haiti



    Scott F. Dowell and Christopher R. Braden

    Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA



    With more than 250,000 cases and 4,000 deaths in the first 6 months, the cholera epidemic in Haiti has been one of the most explosive and deadly in recent history. It is also one of the best documented, with detailed surveillance information available from the beginning of the epidemic, which allowed its spread to all parts of the country to be traced. Piarroux et al. make good use of this information, along with their own careful field investigations, to trace the epidemic to its beginning and propose an explanation for its origins (1).

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