Nepalese Camp Alert

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The following information was just received from epidemiology field investigators:

ALERT

The village of Meille (nearby Mirebalais) hosted a United Nations Stabilization Mission camp for international aid workers from Nepal coming to Haiti to help in recovery efforts after the earthquake. Aid workers and soldiers from Nepal arrived there prior to the first cases of the outbreak disease. 

New reports from field epidemiologists sent to investigate conditions along the Aribonite River have observed questionable sanitary practices, including a pipe discharging sewage from the camp into the river.

   Villagers all along the Artibonite River use the water for cooking, drinking, and bathing since the water supply system, damaged from the earthquake, is still being repaired.

 

The following information was just received from epidemiology field investigators:

ALERT

The village of Meille (nearby Mirebalais) hosted a United Nations Stabilization Mission camp for international aid workers from Nepal coming to Haiti to help in recovery efforts after the earthquake. Aid workers and soldiers from Nepal arrived there prior to the first cases of the outbreak disease. 

New reports from field epidemiologists sent to investigate conditions along the Aribonite River have observed questionable sanitary practices, including a pipe discharging sewage from the camp into the river.

   Villagers all along the Artibonite River use the water for cooking, drinking, and bathing since the water supply system, damaged from the earthquake, is still being repaired.