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(NPR)   After bringing 640,000 cases of cholera to Haiti after the quake, the UN says it has a plan to fix things. In other news, Haiti braces for outbreaks of AIDS, smallpox, influenza, malaria, ebola, the plague, cancer, TB, polio and Sean Penn   (npr.org) divider line 5
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2013-01-24 05:29:31 PM  
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OgreMagi: Pinner: Dear World,

Stop shiatting and pissing in the water around you. It will make you sick.

Love,
Pinner

P.S. Don't drink or bathe in it.

It was the UN soldiers that were shiatting and pissing in the river. The outbreak started downstream from their camp.


Oh. Okay.

Dear World,

Stop shiatting and pissing in the water around you. It will make you sick.

Love,
Pinner

P.S. Don't drink or bathe in it.
2013-01-24 04:55:26 PM  
1 votes:

Pinner: Dear World,

Stop shiatting and pissing in the water around you. It will make you sick.

Love,
Pinner

P.S. Don't drink or bathe in it.


It was the UN soldiers that were shiatting and pissing in the river. The outbreak started downstream from their camp.
2013-01-24 02:59:33 PM  
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Vlad_the_Inaner: Cholera in a refugee camp overcrowded and without proper sanitation?

The UN must have brought it there!

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TFA: "Lantagne says comparison of the Haitian cholera strain with one circulating in Nepal around the same time shows the two differed in only 1 out of 4 million genetic elements.

"That's considered an exact match, that they're the same strain of cholera," she tells Shots.

Most scientists now think Nepalese soldiers unwittingly brought cholera to Haiti when they joined a U.N. peacekeeping force there in 2010. The outbreak started just downstream from their camp. Sewage from the camp spilled into a nearby river.
"

Sure seems like they did.
2013-01-24 02:33:02 PM  
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there may have been 640K cases of of cholera but the UN didn't bring them all. A couple of UN Troopers were carriers of a local (for them) form of of cholera. Haiti's 1000's of years of not creating any kind of infrastructure or disaster planning took it from there.
2013-01-24 01:55:17 PM  
1 votes:
Goodness, it seems Haiti just can't catch a break.
 
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