Cholera

The United Nations, which made cholera endemic to Haiti after its peacekeeping forces introduced the disease to the country in 2010, now has a plan to pay individual Haitians or communities $400 million from a proposed fund. The organization continues to deny legal responsibility for the outbreak.

MIREBALAIS, Haiti – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is urging officials to stem a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 7,000 people in Haiti since it was introduced to the country by a U.N. peacekeeper. Clinton made the remarks Wednesday as he toured a new hospital in Haiti in his role as U.N. special […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mentally ill man who bathed in and drank from a contaminated river most likely was the first person to be infected in the Caribbean country’s deadly cholera outbreak, a Boston humanitarian group said Monday. Partners in Health, which works in Haiti, reported the case Monday in a study it did […]

Nov 9, 2011  – Two medical aid groups in cholera-stricken Haiti are planning a pilot campaign to administer a cholera vaccine to about 1% of the population, but some public health experts are questioning whether the effort is the most cost-effective way to fight the disease, according to press reports. Meanwhile, a Boston-based human-rights group […]

GENEVA — Haiti’s cholera outbreak appears to be diminishing nationwide but the death rate in rural areas remains alarmingly high, the United Nations said Friday.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to visit Haiti amid a period of political upheaval this weekend to aid humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean country. A Palin staffer confirmed Thursday that Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and a potential 2012 presidential contender, planned to travel to Haiti with the Rev. […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux, who studied the outbreak for the Haitian and French governments, concluded that there was […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Terror over a fast-spreading cholera epidemic has triggered a violent witch hunt in rural Haiti in which locals have murdered at least 12 neighbors on accusations they used “black magic” to infect people, police said Thursday. The fast-killing infection is new to Haiti and there is widespread confusion and fear about the […]

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)– Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base in the country’s second-largest city Monday, Haitian radio and eyewitnesses reported. The protesters also blame the unit for the death of a […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The cholera epidemic has spread into Haiti’s capital, imperiling nearly 3 million people living in Port-au-Prince, nearly half of them in unsanitary tent camps for the homeless from the Jan. 12 earthquake. Health authorities told The Associated Press on Monday that tests confirmed a 3-year-old boy who hadn’t been out of the […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Mud up to their ankles and a steady rain falling on their tents, residents of Haiti’s earthquake camps ignored warnings to leave their makeshift homes as Hurricane Tomas bore down on their deforested and flood-prone nation early Friday. Tomas’ maximum sustained winds were near 80 mph (130 kph) Friday, said the U.S. […]