10,000 people suffering from cholera in Haiti
November 12, 2010
It's being reported that more than 600 Haitians
have died of cholera in the current epidemic, and that the illness has reached the capital city, where an estimated 1.3 million people are still living in refugee camps after the January earthquake. Cholera is one of many diseases that can be spread via contaminated water
It is to prevent these kinds of diseases that ultraviolet light
are widely used to disinfect drinking water. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the infrastructure needed to reliably deliver safe drinking water on demand will become available to the 1.3 million displaced people anytime soon, which could put many more lives at risk.
last revised November 2010