So far, because there are only three of them, it's easy to feel reassured that those potentially and actually infected with Ebola in New York are in safe quarantine. Bellevue insists it had a biohazard protocol all ready and waiting; there is nothing to worry about.
A United Nations official said the cholera outbreak in Haiti could spread to 200,000 people within the next three months, and that some 2,000 people had already died: "This epidemic is moving faster. It's going to spread." [Reuters]
A Miami woman returned from Haiti with a case of cholera. The disease has afflicted thousands in Haiti, but there hasn't been here since the '90s. But stay calm. No matter what newspeople say, none of you are at risk.
Haitian Health Ministry officials today said that 917 people have died in the last three weeks from cholera, which is festering in the relief camps set up after the January earthquake. 14,600 people have been hospitalized for cholera symptoms.
When people talk about Haiti, it's usually prefaced with something along the lines of "they just can't catch a break." Well, Haiti really can't. As of today, around 200 people have died, and thousands have been hospitalized for cholera.