海地霍乱爆发的听力

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海地霍乱爆发的听力
海地霍乱爆发的听力

海地霍乱爆发的听力
An outbreak of cholera in Haiti continues to spread sickness and worry. Health officials are worried that the capital could suffer a major outbreak of the disease.So far most cases in Port-au-Prince have been found in people who arrived in the city already sick. But now health officials have confirmed the first case in a boy who had not left the city for at least a year. And there are other suspected cases in the Haitian capital.Cholera causes diarrhea and vomiting. It robs the body of fluids. People can get cholera if they eat foods or drink liquids containing the bacteria that cause the infection.Cholera is not hard to treat. Basically, patients drink a solution of salt, sugar and water.The problem is that help is not always available quickly. If cholera is not treated, it can kill within hours, especially in people already in weakened conditions.The earthquake in January displaced large numbers of people. It forced them into crowded, dirty conditions in tent camps -- in other words, the perfect environment for cholera.The outbreak in Haiti has already killed several hundred people. The country's last major outbreak of the disease was more than one hundred years ago.