American Journal Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene Special Section Focuses On Cholera In Haiti

A special section published this month in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene “document[s] the public health response to the largest national cholera outbreak in modern history,” which followed the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a press release from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) states. Jon Andrus, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), states, “Now we arrive at a critical juncture where from the depths of a terrible epidemic there is an opportunity for Haiti to rise up to a new level of protection against infectious diseases,” according to the press release. The special section features articles on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as vaccines, the press release adds (10/9).