Monday, October 25, 2010

More Cholera

The good thing about cholera is that if you get treatment soon enough, you'll live.  The treatment process is simple. Patients basically just need to be kept clean and they need an IV or re-hydration fluids.

One of the really bad things about cholera is how easily it can spread and if it gets into Port-Au-Prince's tent cities, it will spread like fire. This tent has six people living in it. They sleep on two narrow beds and on the ground. They also use the tent to cook and package the fried plantain chips that they sell on the street by the thousands. This is just one tent in a camp that has 50,000 residents.

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