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Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti

Author: Ralph R Frerichs
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Culture and politics of health care work.
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In October 2010, nine months after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, a second disaster began to unfold--soon to become the world's largest cholera epidemic in modern times. In a country that had never before reported cholera, the epidemic mysteriously and simultaneously appeared in river communities of central Haiti, eventually triggering nearly 800,000 cases and 9,000 deaths. What had caused the first  Read more...
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Frerichs, Ralph R.
Deadly river.
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015036033
(OCoLC)921821713
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph R Frerichs
ISBN: 9781501703638 1501703633
OCLC Number: 947119136
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Upheaval --
Vibrio cholerae --
Rumors --
Stealth --
Hypotheses --
Maps --
Altered reality --
Journalist --
Secrecy --
Obfuscation --
Speculation --
Pandemics and South Asia --
Report --
Vodou and cholera --
Inquiry --
Politics before science --
Nepal --
Concealed in the field --
Quarantine and isolation --
The wall cracks --
Answers --
Sanitation, water, and vaccination --
Struggles and elimination --
Rapprochement.
Series Title: Culture and politics of health care work.
Responsibility: Ralph R. Frerichs.
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In Deadly River, Ralph R. Frerichs tells the story of the Haitian cholera epidemic, of a French disease detective determined to trace its origins so that he could help contain the spread and possibly  Read more...

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