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Haiti’s main hospital overwhelmed by cholera outbreak, panic among patients

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti’s State University Hospital (HUEH) said it cannot adequately treat patients coming in after cholera broke out in Haiti. 

In all to date, at least 75 cases have been reported. More than 60 people have already fallen ill and been hospitalized from various hospitals and medical centers, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres said in a statement. HUEH said they received four of the sick patients, but they are not able to treat or isolate any infected patients because the hospital is not well equipped and is now unable to provide care safely to patients and better working conditions for staff. 

“I am not aware of any initiative aimed at assisting a possible cholera outbreak and the ill patients,” a resident doctor at the HUEH said on condition of anonymity, because he’s not authorized to talk.

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