On Wednesday, officials have confirmed that the health ministry is looking forward to carry out trials for checking a cholera vaccine on a group of hundred people from the regions of Port-au-Prince shantytown as well as from a rural region, situated in the middle of the country.
Following the heavy rainfall and flooding, Haiti is once again is in the grip of cholera. The French humanitarian organization, Medecins du Monde, has said that the health condition of the people living in Haiti is under risk.
Medical researchers at the University of California (UC) have warned that Haiti cholera epidemic could be worse than feared!
While medical experts at the United Nations have predicted that 300,000-400,000 people in Haiti could be infected with cholera in the next one year, UC researchers have drawn attention to the fact that the October-December 2010 period witnessed nearly 150,000 Haitians contracting cholera, and around 3,500 deaths from the disease.
There is an expected rise in the number of cholera cases in Haiti. The present estimate of the number of cases might be very less than the actual numbers. According to the release of a new Mathematical model that sows the current extent and spread of the disease, the numbers are much higher.
The young generation around the world is still pushing commendable efforts to rehabilitate the city of Haiti after the catastrophe struck the poor nation a year ago.
In the voyage of rebuilding the dithered nation, partners in Health, a relief group, is lending their helping hand to support the government and medical teams to distribute raw material to build clinics and other required service centers.
The cholera outbreak that has been spreading like fire across Haiti since the month of October last year has resulted in the death of more than 4,000 people in the country. Apart from that, the epidemic has spread across all the ten provinces of the nation.