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The Origin of the Haitian Cholera Outbreak Strain

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The Origin of the Haitian Cholera Outbreak Strain

  1. 1. The Origin of the Haitian Cholera Outbreak Strain The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE N Engl J Med 2011;364:33-42 NEJM.ORG 9 Dec 2010
  2. 2. According to the Haitian Ministry of PublicHealth and Population, as of January 24 2011, there have been 187,343 diagnosed cases of cholera and 3,778 deaths.
  3. 3. Haiti has not had a cholera outbreak for over 50 years.
  4. 4. The mutation of cholera isolated in Haiti mostresembled a strain isolated in Bangladesh in 2008.
  5. 5. Cholera is endemic in Nepal.
  6. 6. The UN does not require cholera testing for its soldiers.
  7. 7. The exact source of the Haitian cholera outbreak has not been determined.

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