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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:47 AM
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Cholera reaches Port-au-Prince
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11721995
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The health ministry in Port-au-Prince has confirmed that the country's cholera outbreak has reached the Haitian capital.

Doctors are treating 73 people for the disease, amid fears that it could spread across the quake-hit city.

Meanwhile, the Pan American Health Organisation (Paho) says it expects tens of thousands more Haitians to catch cholera in the next few years.

The health ministry says so far 583 people have died in the epidemic.

Dozens of suspected cases are also being investigated in Port-au-Prince, which has feared an outbreak since October.

Across the country, more than 9,000 people are being treated for symptoms of the disease, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
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The world has failed the Haitian people.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 05:55 AM
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1. Yes - The world has failed the Haitian people.
As per usual promises of aid from other goverments have turned out to be largely vacant promises. Charity donations from the public may have differed. Here's the way in which the UK chipped in to the tune of 101 million : http://www.dec.org.uk/item/432 At least that appears to be put to good use.

:hi:

ps I looked across to you from a fort on the coast at Santiago de Cuba a few weeks ago but couldn't see you. :)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 05:58 AM
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2. LOL
You mean you couldn't see my house from Santiago...you need lessons from Lady Blah Blah :D
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 06:26 AM
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3. Well put it this way
I can see the sun just fine so figured 150km shouldn't be an issue. :rofl:
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