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Ten months after the powerful earthquake from January 2010, Haiti got badly hit by a deadly cholera outbreak.

Because of Haiti's poor water and sanitation infrastructure - which got even further decimated by the earthquake- the cholera spread rapidly.

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by bacteria carried in human faeces and can be transmitted by water, food and from person to person. The main symptoms are watery diarrhoea and vomiting, which lead to severe dehydration and rapid death if not treated promptly.

MSF intervened on a large scale with the set up of cholera treatment centres (CTC's). 

​Next to the cholera response, MSF continued to provide orthopaedic services to patients, some of them still recovering from the earthquake injuries.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2010

Currently in quarantine in the Philippines

(update October 2020) 

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