Cholera deaths in Haiti, Nigeria aren’t natural disasters; blame the ‘world toilet crisis’

Contrary to earlier reports, the cholera outbreak in Haiti is not under control and is likely to spread into the capital Port-au-Prince, which probably means many more deaths and illness.

It is because of the earthquake, which in January devastated much of Haiti, that the world is paying attention to this outbreak.

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Cholera spreads via poverty and dirty water

But the cholera outbreak is not the result of the quake. Rather, the fecal bacteria V. cholerae took advantage of the quake. (more)

 

Read full story and see video clip of “World Toilet Crisis” here

 

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