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Haiti Cholera Update #18

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A short update: the elections in Haiti have nearly bumped cholera off the radar.

The latest MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) report as of 24 November 2010 showed 75,888 cases of cholera accounting for 1,721 deaths since the outbreak began. There have been 31,210 hospitalizations. The hospital mortality rate is 3.6%. Cholera promptly treated . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #18

Haiti Cholera Update #17

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The latest MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) report as of 24 November 2010 showed 72,017 cases of cholera accounting for1,648 deaths since the outbreak began. There have been 31,210 hospitalizations. The hospital mortality rate is 3.6%. Cholera promptly treated has a mortality rate of 1-2%. There are reasons  to believe, as . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #17

Haiti Cholera Update # 15

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As of writing, there are no updated figures from MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population). The latest figures released on 16/11/10 showed 49,418 cases of cholera and 1186 deaths since the outbreak began. The hospital mortality rate is 3.9% Cholera promptly treated has a mortality rate of 1-2%.

James Wilson . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update # 15

Haiti Cholera Update #14

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The last report of the MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) on 16 November 2010 states there has been 49,418 cases of cholera and 1186 deaths since the outbreak began. MSPP has begun reporting “cas vu” — “cases seen” — as compared to previously reported “hospitalizations”, numbered now at . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #14

Haiti Cholera Update #13

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The last report of the MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) on 12 November 2010 reports 14,642 cases of cholera and 917 deaths. The hospital mortality rate is 3.8%. Cholera promptly treated has a mortality rate of 1-2%. It is probably worthwhile to bear in mind that in . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #13

Haiti Cholera Update #12

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As of 9 Novemeber 2011, MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) reports 11,125 cases of cholera and 724 deaths.  The hospital mortality rate is 3,9%. Cholera promptly treated has a mortality rate of 1-2%. HaitiLibre reports that there are now 278 confirmed cases of cholera in Port-au-Prince, and 10 . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #12

Haiti Cholera Update #11

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MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) has no updated figures on cholera deaths or hospitalizations as of writing (c. 1500 ET). However Al Jezeera quotes an MSPP official saying the death toll has risen to 587.  Al Jezeera also states there have been 120 suspected reported in Port-au-Prince. Five confirmed deaths . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #11

Haiti Cholera Update #10

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MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population — PDF), as of 6 November 2010, there have been 544 deaths and 8138 hospital cases from cholera. Total deaths are divided between 309 hospital deaths and 235 deaths in the community. This represents a hospital mortality rate of 3.8%. Cholera promptly . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #10

The Law and Order Agenda Goes Abroad

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The Harper government’s priority in Haiti, finely calculated to please the base:

Canada has committed $10.8 million for Haiti, including $9.5 million toward construction of a new headquarters for the Haitian National Police, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon announced in Montreal yesterday.

The two-year project will be carried . . . → Read More: The Law and Order Agenda Goes Abroad

Haiti Cholera Update #9

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As of writing there have been no further reports of cases or deaths from cholera from MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population). The MSPP’s last release three days ago noted 6,742 hospitalized cases of cholera and 442 deaths since the outbreak began. This represents a crude mortality rate of . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #9

Haiti Cholera Update #8

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Via the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as of 3 November 2010, MSPP reports, there were in Haiti 6,742 hospitalized cases of cholera and 442 deaths since the outbreak began. This represents a crude mortality rate of 6.6%. Cholera promptly treated has a crude mortality rate of 1-2%. Cholera is now found . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #8

Haiti Cholera Update #7

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As of writing, MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) has not released updated information on cases/deaths. The latest figures were to be released at 1000 this morning, but I have been unable to find any information regarding them. The last report was on 30 October 2010 when 337 deaths and . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #7

Haiti Cholera Update #6

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PAHO released its ninth situational update yesterday evening (PDF). MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) still has not updated its case figures from 30 October 2010.

Tropical Storm Tomas continues to strengthen, and is expected to cross Hispaniola beginning Friday and into Saturday morning. As of this morning, indications are . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #6

Haiti Cholera Update #5

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Updated information on cholera deaths and cases from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) or any of the other usual sources has been lacking this morning. Evidently MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population has not issued any reports in the last day or so. As of 30 October 2010, via PAHO, . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #5

Haiti Cholera Update #4

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According to the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), MSPP (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) reports, as of today, 30 October 2010, there have been 330 deaths from cholera and 4,714 confirmed cases. This represents a crude mortality rate of 14.28%. Cholera treated promptly has a mortality rate of 1-2%.

PAHO also issued . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #4

Haiti Cholera Update #3

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The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) reports as of  yesterday, 27 October 2010, there have been 292 deaths from cholera and 4,147 confirmed cases. This represents a crude mortality rate of 14.2%. Cholera promptly treated has a mortality rate of 1-2%. There was no situation report issued yesterday, and these numbers are taken from . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #3

Haiti Cholera Update #2

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The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) reports (PDF) as of 1800 yesterday, 26 October 2010, there have been 284 deaths from cholera and 3,769 confirmed cases. This represents a crude mortality rate of 13.27%. Cholera treated promptly has a mortality rate of 1-2%. Deaths are about equally divided between hospitals and the community; 96% . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update #2

Haiti Cholera Update, and Some Notes on the Scandal of Water

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The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) reports (PDF) as of 1800 yesterday, 24 October 2010, there have been 253 deaths from cholera and 3015 confirmed cases. This represents a crude mortality rate 11.92%. Cholera treated promptly has a mortality rate of 1-2%. According to PAHO, 46% of deaths have been in the hospital setting, . . . → Read More: Haiti Cholera Update, and Some Notes on the Scandal of Water

Notes on the Cholera Crisis in Haiti

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As of 1800 last evening, according to the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), there have been 2,564 cases and 194 deaths from cholera in Haiti in the past week. This represents a crude mortality of 13.26%. With prompt treatment, mortality from cholera is around 1-2%. This morning there are reports of more than . . . → Read More: Notes on the Cholera Crisis in Haiti

Nice to See My Tax Dollars at Work and a Photo-Op Not wasted

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The Grope and Fail certainly didn’t waste any time taking a pic of Stevie and Haitian President Rene Preval, wearing matching blue shirts. All together now: YUCK! Iggy, here’s a hint: the next time you want to do campaign ads; no more blue shirts!

Stevie’s big announcement was a 12 000 000$ . . . → Read More: Nice to See My Tax Dollars at Work and a Photo-Op Not wasted