Sunday, January 23, 2011
James M. Wilson V, MD
Haiti Epidemic Advisory System (HEAS)
Washington-Houston-Port au Prince
Some very dedicated and brave "blans" are trekking through Haiti to help track the cholera epidemic.
They found that this beautiful river is contaminated.
"The MRT witnessed a funeral procession involving a victim that had died of causes unrelated to cholera. The team asked the villagers, "You don't wash the cholera fatalities in the river too, do you?" The answer was, "Of course we do… Where else do we get the water?" The team confirmed that food preparation, clothe washing, drinking, urinating, defecation, and corpse washing all occurred in the Grande Riviere waters, which flowed east and north to form the Grise River. It appeared the initial HEAS assessment of these rivers being contaminated was validated."