Responding to cholera in post-earthquake Haiti.

@article{Walton2011RespondingTC,
  title={Responding to cholera in post-earthquake Haiti.},
  author={David A. Walton and Louise C Ivers},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={364 1},
  pages={
          3-5
        }
}
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