Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cholera is Embarrassing for Haitians

(Eighty-four year old man admitted today with cholera. Photo by John Carroll, August 31, 2011)

To have cholera is embarrassing for Haitians. And it shouldn't be.

I think Haitian nurses and doctors don't even like to talk about it or admit it is in their area.

It is not the poor Haitian's fault of course. But they are still blamed for not washing their hands and contaminating themselves.

If Haitians could protect themselves from Vibrio cholera, I am sure they would.

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