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17 February 2011
Even though the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti is now spreading more slowly, health officials are still working to prevent as many new cases as possible. Detailed models of the disease’s spread help those in charge of making public health decisions understand the effectiveness of control measures, from vaccines to investments in clean water supply and education.
10 August 2010
Video interview with Eric Calais, science advisor for the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Program in Haiti. — Maria-José Viñas, AGU science writer
7 May 2010
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January caused disproportionate havoc relative to its magnitude: At least 230,000 people died and scores of schools, government buildings and houses were destroyed. In comparison, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile a few weeks later, an event so large that might have shifted Earth’s axis, killed less than 500. To analyze the causes of the massive destruction in Haiti and …