Thanks to Dr. Jen Halverson for sending the link to this May 27 post on the blog Real Hope for Haiti: Cholera Update. Excerpt from a long post full of photos:
Since November 2010, we have been caring for cholera and those with severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. With your help, there have been 8084 cholera patients treated and only 22 of those have died.
This has been a slow year so far with only 81 cholera cases and about 175 others with diarrhea that was not cholera. The rainy season is just starting, so everyone is anticipating a sharp spike soon. The Red Cross (Haitian, German, and French), National Lab, UNICEF, MSPP/DSO, Americares, and Christian Aid Ministries are always ready to help us with supplies. Many of us are combining resources and collaborating on strategies. This unified effort is sure to bring better care, prevention strategies, and more education.
There have been two small spikes in two villages and the Red Cross was able to respond with soap, Aquatabs to disinfect drinking water, hygiene kits, oral rehydration drink, and spray houses of those infected. Those that were severely dehydrated and needed IV fluids came to the CTC (cholera treatment center).
We are prepared to treat 50 inpatients at any time. The new facility has been perfect for meeting the needs of the patients and staff.