After Matthew, Cholera Rocks Haiti
Hurricane Matthew crossed the island nation last week, killing at least 1,000 people. It also damaged water supply and sewage disposal systems. Now, survivors of the storm are flooding hospitals, with many suffering from cholera and other water-borne diseases. One hospital reported accepting 60 patients in a day.
"In terms of destruction - environmental and agricultural - I can tell you 2016 is worse than 2010," the UN’s Paul Edouarzin says. "It seems to me like a nuclear bomb went off.”
Despite the risk, many Haitians say they have no choice but to drink water that may be infested with cholera.
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