World Forgets Cholera, Cholera Doesn't Forget Haiti
There is a misconception that the cholera epidemic in Haiti is over. While the media coverage of the cholera epidemic has all but stopped, the spread of cholera has not. It still threatens hundreds of people’s lives everyday.
Over 600,000 people in Haiti have contracted cholera – a waterborne disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration — since the outbreak began in 2010. Over 7,400 people have died as a result.