Via AlterPresse.org: Haiti-Cholera: New cases of infection in the Central Department. An edited version of a Google translation from French:
In the cholera treatment center (CTC) of St. Therese Hospital in Hinche, the main town of the Central Department (East / Northeast), nine people including five children, are hospitalized, notes AlterPresse earlier this week.
These patients, who suffer from diarrhea and vomiting, are out of danger, according to reports.
For now, the Ctc of St. Teresa receives between 5 and 7 people per day. But with the rainy season, health workers said they expect many more cases of infection.
In the town of Rincon (Juanaria first section, in the town of Hinche), from March 15 to April 10, 2012, there were 14 cases of hospitalization, including 7 children between 2 and 10 years.
The departmental coordinator of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Haitian Society for the Blind and Disabled (Shah), Mary Maude Caesar - who is also responsible for several cholera treatment centers in the high Central Plateau - expresses concern due to lack of physical resources to meet patient needs.
She cites the case of the inhabitants of the section Aguahedionde, who are dealing with the disease, but lack hygiene kits.
"Our Ctc can not adequately serve the population. Each center has to deal with 10 to 15 people per day, but we do not have oral rehydration salts or other drugs that may help patients recover," said Maude Mary Caesar, who called on the health authorities of the Central department to take action to avoid further spread of the disease.