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2010-11-12 15:08:00

Additional shipments of lifesaving medicines being expedited STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, with its team on the ground providing medical aid since cholera was first reported, is readying additional emergency shipments of medicines to Haiti, including both an air and sea shipment, to combat the deadly disease which is spreading quickly and has now reached the capital city of Port-au-Prince. AmeriCares previous shipments carrying oral rehydration...

2010-11-12 12:59:00

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart to Heart International Inc., a leading humanitarian organization, today said that it has been asked by the Haitian Ministry of Health to join the fight in containing a cholera outbreak that is quickly spreading toward the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where 1.5 million people living in tent cities are at risk of contracting this deadly infectious disease. Heart to Heart medical staff and volunteers treated their first five cases of...

2010-10-28 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has delivered the first of 5,000 cots to Haiti to support the medical response to the outbreak of cholera in that country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) In response to a request from the government's Ministry of Health, the American Red Cross sent an initial shipment of 2,268 cots from the US that arrived at...

2010-10-25 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a growing number of cholera cases in Haiti and the potential threat of mass illness reaching the Haitian capital, the Red Cross network is attempting to contain the outbreak to the areas where it started, while also stepping up prevention efforts in Port-au-Prince. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The center of the outbreak is in the...

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2010-10-25 06:15:00

The deadly Haiti earthquake that killed upwards of 300,000 people in January may have been caused by a previously unknown fault and pressure could be building for another seismic catastrophe, Reuters reported on Sunday. Two reports were published in the journal Nature Geoscience that follow different paths but ultimately conclude the fault that was originally blamed for the earthquake was not the real source, and it is still a real threat. "As the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault did not...

2010-10-24 16:35:00

-- Malnourished children, people with HIV and AIDS and the elderly are the most vulnerable, aid agency says -- World Vision health workers remind families that hand washing can save lives, prevent spread of cholera PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the cholera outbreak continues to spread in the Artibonite region of Haiti, World Vision is increasing its response in affected areas, pre-positioning much-needed health supplies and preparing residents in its...

2010-10-23 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is extremely concerned about an outbreak of cholera in northern Haiti, and is assisting in the rapid response by the Red Cross network. As of Saturday morning, the government was reporting 2,364 people infected and 194 deaths following an outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions of Haiti. This is not an area directly affected by the earthquake of January 12th, but the Red Cross is concerned...

2010-10-22 17:26:00

Humanitarian Community Mobilized to Prevent Spread NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, Haitian President Rene Preval confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the rural Artibonite region of the country, with 142 deaths reported and an estimated 1,000 people infected. Artibonite, approximately 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, was affected by the devastating January 12th earthquake, and currently hosts thousands of displaced people who lost their homes in the quake. The...

2010-10-22 14:08:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An International Medical Corps team is deploying with supplies to St. Marc, a coastal town in the Artibonite region of Haiti, where more than 1,526 cases and 138 deaths have been confirmed as the result of a cholera outbreak. As the only member of the UN emergency response team, International Medical Corps is ready to deploy a full Emergency Response team with doctors and nurses to the area within 24 hours, if needed. "International...

2010-10-22 10:40:00

Aid agency says if outbreak reaches Port-au-Prince camps, results could be "disastrous" PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision is responding to Haiti's cholera outbreak, sending urgently needed medical supplies to respond to the sick and support already overstretched hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of liters of rehydration fluids, water treatments, medicines and hospital supplies were transported to the Central Plateau on Thursday. Hospitals are overwhelmed...


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