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Cholera could infect 400 000 Haitians if interventions are not stepped up

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6918 (Published 01 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6918
  1. John Zarocostas

The World Health Organization and UN relief agencies have drastically revised upwards the number of additional medical personnel needed to help contain the spread of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, which continues to spread in all of the island’s 10 departments.

WHO and its regional arm—Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)—estimate that an additional 350 doctors and 2000 nurses are needed mainly to run cholera treatment centres. An extra …

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