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DNA study links Nepal's cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too - cholera, triggering an epidemic that made hundreds of thousands of Haitians ill and killed more than 8,000.

8 Jul 2013 - 4:31AM

The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too - cholera, triggering an epidemic that made hundreds of thousands of Haitians ill and killed more than 8,000.

DNA study links Nepal's cholera bug to Haitian epidemic