Responding to cholera in post-earthquake Haiti.

  title={Responding to cholera in post-earthquake Haiti.},
  author={David A. Walton and Louise C Ivers},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={364 1},
Cholera had not been seen in Haiti in at least 100 years, but 9 months after the January 2009 earthquake, it somewhat unexpectedly emerged in a densely populated zone with little sanitary infrastructure and limited access to potable water. 
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