Friday, July 22, 2011

The Stigma of Cholera

(Photo by John Carroll)

In Haiti’s rural mountain communities, the stigma and fear surrounding cholera can be as life altering – and at times as life threatening – as the disease itself. The physical suffering of uncontrollable diarrhea and vomiting is often accompanied by severe social isolation, rejection by family and friends and job loss.

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