Cholera in Haiti

Related to my previous post on diarrhea: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2010_10_26/en/index.html

Pay attention to the fact sheet at the bottom of the page. These are the things that we take for granted daily. We assume that the water that comes fro the tap will be clean. We assume that the garbage man will haul off the trash. We assume that the toilets will flush. In an emergency, these things will not work; and you will have to find ways to compensate. Remember good hygiene and sanitation. Do not eat with your fingers in the aftermath of a disaster. Wash your hands frequently. If there is no water available, use alcohol-based sanitizer often.

When it’s least expected, you’re elected.

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