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Friday, December 24, 2010

US : Florida now up to five cholera cases from Haiti

Via Sun Sentinel :

" Two Broward County women contracted cholera while visiting relatives in Haiti, raising to five the number of cases associated with Florida, health officials said on Thursday. All five have recovered.

The women were infected with the waterborne bacteria and diagnosed about a month ago in unrelated episodes, said Dr. John Livengood, disease prevention director at the Broward County Health Department.

The two cases were not disclosed until the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned them in a Thursday report on Haiti's cholera outbreak that has infected 121,000 people and killed 2,600."

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