Tags: US | Florida | Cholera | Haiti

Cholera Confirmed in Traveler from Haiti to Fla.

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 12:12 PM

 

MIAMI (AP) — Florida health authorities are reporting the state's first case of cholera linked to the current outbreak in Haiti.

Dr. Thomas Torok of the Florida Department of Health said Wednesday the case involved a woman who had visited family near where the outbreak began last month. It has killed more than 1,000 people in Haiti.

Torok said the woman returned to Collier County and has recovered. Health officials said privacy laws prohibited them from releasing more information about her case.

The health department said other suspected cases of cholera were under investigation. Florida has a large Haitian community and doctors have been asked to report possible cholera in people who recently visited there.

But the department says the disease is unlikely to spread because of better sanitation in the U.S.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Prison System Weighs Putting Focus on Rehab

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 08:57 AM

If the initial hearing Tuesday of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections was any firm indication, then the . . .

WSJ: US Wanted to Spy on Cars Parked at Gun Shows

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 07:50 AM

The National Rifle Association is investigating reports that a leading federal agent proposed using license-plate reader . . .

Google's Waze App Endangers Police: LAPD Chief

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 07:26 AM

Google's newly acquired Waze application poses a danger to police because of its ability to track their locations, the L . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved