Haiti’s cholera epidemic caused by weather, say scientists

SciDev.Net: Weather conditions -- not UN soldiers -- may have triggered Haiti's cholera epidemic, which has killed more than 1,000 people in less than a month, three leading researchers have told SciDev.Net. A coincidence of several catastrophic events -- from climatic changes caused by the ocean-atmosphere phenomenon La Niña, to the plunge in water and sanitation quality following Haiti's disastrous January earthquake -- provide the most likely explanation for the outbreak, which has hospitalised 17,000......

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