Clinton urges officials to stem cholera in Haiti

By Trenton Daniel, The Miami Herald, March 8, 2012

“….I don’t know that the person who introduced cholera in Haiti, the U.N. peacekeeper, or soldier from South Asia, was aware that he was carrying the virus.”

Clinton added: “It was the proximate cause of cholera. That is, he was carrying the cholera strain. It came from his waste stream into the waterways of Haiti, into the bodies of Haitians.”

But Clinton added that what “really caused” the cholera outbreak was the country’s lack of proper sanitation.

“Unless we know that he knew or that they knew, the people that sent him, that he was carrying that virus and therefore that he could cause the amount of death and misery and sickness, I think it’s better to focus on fixing it,” Clinton said.

Read more:http://canadahaitiaction.ca/content/bill-clinton-acknowledges-un-role-cholera

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