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The Resource Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti, Ralph R. Frerichs

Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti, Ralph R. Frerichs

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Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti
Title
Deadly river
Title remainder
cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti
Statement of responsibility
Ralph R. Frerichs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 2010, nine months after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, a second disaster began to unfold--soon to become the world's largest cholera epidemic in modern times. In a country that had never before reported cholera, the epidemic mysteriously and simultaneously appeared in river communities of central Haiti, eventually triggering nearly 800,000 cases and 9,000 deaths. What had caused the first cases of cholera in Haiti in recorded history? Who or what was the deadly agent of origin? Why did it explode in the agricultural-rich delta of the Artibonite River? When answers were few, rumors spread, causing social and political consequences of their own. Wanting insight, the Haitian government and French embassy requested epidemiological assistance from France. A few weeks into the epidemic, physician and infectious disease specialist Renaud Piarroux arrived in Haiti. In Deadly River, Ralph R. Frerichs tells the story of the epidemic--of a French disease detective determined to trace its origins so that he could help contain the spread and possibly eliminate the disease--and the political intrigue that has made that effort so difficult. The story involves political maneuvering by powerful organizations such as the United Nations and its peacekeeping troops in Haiti, as well as by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Frerichs explores a quest for scientific truth and dissects a scientific disagreement involving world-renowned cholera experts who find themselves embroiled in intellectual and political turmoil in a poverty-stricken country. Frerichs's narrative highlights how the world's wealthy nations, nongovernmental agencies, and international institutions respond when their interests clash with the needs of the world's most vulnerable people. The story poses big social questions and offers insights not only on how to eliminate cholera in Haiti but also how nations, NGOs, and international organizations such as the UN and CDC deal with catastrophic infectious disease epidemics
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Frerichs, Ralph R
Dewey number
614.5/14097294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.C3
LC item number
F74 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 264
Series statement
The culture and politics of health care work
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
  • Cholera
  • Earthquake relief
  • Emergency medical services
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010
  • United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
  • Water Supply
  • Cholera
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Disasters
  • Haiti
  • United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
  • Haiti Earthquake (2010)
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cholera
  • Emergency medical services
  • Haiti
Label
Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti, Ralph R. Frerichs
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Upheaval -- Vibrio cholerae -- Rumors -- Stealth -- Hypotheses -- Maps -- Altered reality -- Journalist -- Secrecy -- Obfuscation -- Speculation -- Pandemics and South Asia -- Report -- Vodou and cholera -- Inquiry -- Politics before science -- Nepal -- Concealed in the field -- Quarantine and isolation -- The wall cracks -- Answers -- Sanitation, water, and vaccination -- Struggles and elimination -- Rapprochement
Control code
947119136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703638
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhf0k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947119136
Label
Deadly river : cholera and cover-up in post-earthquake Haiti, Ralph R. Frerichs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Upheaval -- Vibrio cholerae -- Rumors -- Stealth -- Hypotheses -- Maps -- Altered reality -- Journalist -- Secrecy -- Obfuscation -- Speculation -- Pandemics and South Asia -- Report -- Vodou and cholera -- Inquiry -- Politics before science -- Nepal -- Concealed in the field -- Quarantine and isolation -- The wall cracks -- Answers -- Sanitation, water, and vaccination -- Struggles and elimination -- Rapprochement
Control code
947119136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703638
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhf0k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947119136

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