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UN peacekeepers in Haiti face protests over cholera

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UN peacekeepers in Haiti face protests over cholera


Violence and fear continue to spread in Haiti as cholera claims more and more victims.
The epidemic has killed more than 300 people and made ill nearly 5,000 others.  Now the latest victims of the disease are UN peacekeepers from Nepal.
Hundreds of protestors blame them for making matters worse as their base is at a waterway identified as the conduit for the infection.
One man who joined the rally against the Nepalese camp said: “We need a clear explanation about the source from where it came so they can decide if it’s necessary to move the Nepalis somewhere else.”
There has been no scientific conclusion over the origin of the epidemic but some experts say the disease was probably imported.
No cases of cholera have been found among the Nepalese soldiers but the disease is endemic in Nepal and the country suffered outbreaks this summer.

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