Saturday, October 23, 2010

Haiti's cholera outbreak

OCTOBER 23 2010 News reports indicate the Haiti cholera outbreak has spread outside a rural valley in central Haiti and this has intensified worries the disease could reach many of the tarp camps that house hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in the capital.

Cholera is a bacterial infection spread through contaminated water. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and death within hours.

Haiti YouTube Video Cholera

Reports indicate that Cholera was not present in Haiti before the earthquake, but experts had warned that conditions were ripe for disease to strike in areas with limited access to clean water.

Reiser Relief funds a water truck that operates six days a week making four deliveries to many poor neighborhoods/tent cities/clinics in Cite Soleil and provides water free of charge, reaching numerous impoverished families where the local people carry the water home in 5 gallon buckets.

See Reiser Relief Haiti Water Delivery Truck
Water Truck Videos

The water pumped from s deep aquifer and the Water Truck operation is run by Kevin McClellan who treats each load of water with chlorine.

Chlorine added to drinking water has helped in the safety of drinking water throughout the world. The chlorine damages the cell walls of water born bacteria such as eschera coli, (E coli) and cholera.

Kevin McClellan'S Story - Haiti Water Truck

Video on Kevin McClellan

Water Truck Aid is allways needed for fuel,repairs and supporting local drivers.

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Donation Match Video

Thank you so much for your generous donations for "Keep the Waters Flowing" to the poor people of Cite Soleil, Haiti.

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