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CDC: Cholera Outbreak Strain Identified

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the results of the laboratory tests to determine the cholera strain linked to the current outbreak in Haiti. More details can be found on the official CDC press release.

Document prepared by PAHO - [English] [Français] [Español] [Português]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Three new radio spots on the cholera outbreak

Experts from the Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Ministry of Culture and Communication in Haiti have released three new spots to be used in radio stations and mobile units throughout the areas most affected by the cholera outbreak.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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PAHO Position on Cholera Vaccination in Haiti

Currently, PAHO does not recommend use of cholera vaccination in Haiti as an emergency response, but recognizes that as conditions change, the use of this vaccine may be advisable in the future. This document provides the basis for this position.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Important Information on Food Security

A poster with the "Five keys to safer food" is available for dissemination in Haitian communities. There are two versions in French (one created in Africa) and one version in Creole. The poster imparts important information for cholera prevention.
To download: [French] [Africa] [Creole]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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