Tag Archives: Haiti

Earthquakes and Ingenuity

At 1:55 p.m. EDT, just before I went out the door, my secretary asked, “Did you feel that?” At 1:57 I heard Rush Limbaugh’s stand-in say they’d felt an earthquake in New York, with reports soon following of a quake … Continue reading

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Cholera – Lessons from Haiti

Haiti had not experienced a cholera epidemic in over a century. The January 2010 earthquake changed that. In the wake of the destruction and misery, cholera paid a visit.  By October 2010 an epidemic had been identified.  By six weeks later 91,770 cases … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Question of the Week: What diseases will surface when society is disrupted?

Week 8:  2011-04-28  Today I’m asking our professionals to weigh in on a question posed by Dan, one of our readers and contributors:    What diseases would likely show up with a disruption of life as we know it?  Haiti saw a marked … Continue reading

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Earthquake Injuries – the Haiti Experience – What to Prepare For

Last month’s JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) featured an article from the CDC (MMWR 2011;59:1673-1677) on post-earthquake injuries treated at a field hospital in 2010. What did they see?  Or of more concern, what will we see when … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Disasters

The following post is contributed by Dan,  a wilderness guide, who has led teams of doctors and nurses on medical diaster response trips throughout the world.  What does a person who has “been there, done that” have to say? * … Continue reading

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