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More Than Two Dozen Cases of Cholera Recorded at Anse-à-Pitres Special

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About 26 people from Anse-à-Pitres most of which comes from the Parc Cadeau I and II sites were infected with cholera. According to officials of the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in this border town, the disease has already caused the death of 7 people. - November 11, 2015

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Cholera cases continue to increase in CTC of Anse-à-Pitres. This Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the center has 23 people infected with the virus Vibrio cholerae. 3 other people who were infected have already had their medical discharge.

"We get almost to cholera cases daily. Yesterday, the center had 19 cases. After only 24 hours, we went to 23. The situation may escalate because the CTC is not really equipped to accommodate large numbers of people. Furthermore, the means are very limited to prevent the disease is spreading in different localities of the city. "Says chief physician of the center.

According to the observations, infrastructure and equipment are lacking in the center. Not enough beds and oral serum is already out of stock.

The populations of sites returned families in the Dominican Republic, including Park gift I and II are the most affected by the epidemic. Several cases are reported in these sites of death cases in recent weeks.

On November 7, 2015 expired, Djobel Marcelin, a 10 year old Site Park Gift I died of cholera. Currently, his father and his mother receive care at the CTC.

In recent weeks, the inhabitants of the sites Head to water, Fond Jeannette, Park Gift I and II face flu epidemics, fever, headaches, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.

These returnees from the Dominican Republic by force are living in precarious conditions. They live in hovels patched old pieces of sheet metal and damaged tissue.

Lacking the means to find drinking water, these citizen (s) Haitian drink water from the river Pedernales / Anse-a-Pitre. In the absence of latrines in the sites, Some do their physiological needs around this river or on the floor.

On Tuesday, October 25, 2015, Marius Jean, 25, Site Park Gift II, died from a high fever that lasted one week.

GARR continues to emphasize the need to relocate the returnee families living at the four sites of which two are erected since about 7 months. While the meetings of the various humanitarian actors around potential relocation plans multiply and persist, the situation of these families is deteriorating. What is expected from worst to intervene?

What the Haitian authorities have never ceased to brag be ready to welcome our compatriots in dignity? GARR believes that there should be promptly in an emergency.


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Upsurge - Cases of Victims - Epidemic of Cholera - Anse-à-Pitres - - November 17, 2015

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Upsurge in cases of victims of the epidemic of Cholera in Anse-à-Pitres

Cases of cholera victims are increasing in the border town of Anse-à-Pitres, Southeast of Haiti. The eleven (11) to sixteen (16) in November 2015, the number increased from seven (7) to ten (10) people dead and twenty six (26) to forty (40) people infected, found GARR.

According to officials of the Cholera Treatment Center of Anse-à-Pitres, seven (7) community deaths and three (3) institutional deaths are recorded from 11 to 16 November 2015. The GARR found that the majority of people infected with this virus come from the park site Gift I and II.

It should be noted that these returnees from the Dominican Republic for fear of being victims of violence by Dominican soldiers had to build huts in very vulnerable areas in the town of Anse-a-Pitre to shelter . Living in these slums, Haitian migrants are facing all kinds of problems. They live in infra human health conditions and are exposed to all kinds of disease including cholera, diarrhea, vomiting, itch etc ...

GARR continues to alert the authorities of the country in this situation that deserves more attention. The rise of cholera in this county could not be more disturbing. It calls on health authorities to fly to the aid of people in difficulty in this county urgently to ensure that the situation continues to worsen in the coming days.