Haïti: le choléra cas, l'augmentation dans plusieurs régions en raison de la saison des pluies
- Mardi 1 mai 2012 10:34
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti (defend.ht) - Le nombre de cas de choléra a triplé dans les centres de traitement du choléra de Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) à Port-au-Prince et Léogâne en moins d'un mois. Selon le rapport de MSF, 134 personnes dans la ville de Martissant à la fin de Avril et près de 400 au total dans les différents centres de traitement du choléra de Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) à Port-au-Prince et Léogâne.
The arrival of the rainy season facilitates the spread of the disease.To cope with this influx of patients, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had to reopen a cholera treatment centers in Carrefour, south of the capital for institutions in Martissant, Delmas and Drouillard, closer to the center and north, from being overwhelmed.
"The sewers in my neighborhood are overflowing and we live in unhealthy conditions, without clean water or soap," Marie says. "I had diarrhea and was vomiting a lot, then I fainted," she recounted.
Recall that 225 cholera cases were reported to the central plateau, the town of Hinche knows the greatest number of infections.
Since the epidemic began in October 2010, cholera has killed more than 7,000 people (out of approximately 500,000 cases recorded, a number that represents approximately 5 percent of the population). As soon as the first cases were confirmed, MSF set up an unprecedented effort across the country, treating more than 30 percent of the total number of patients on its own.