Cholera in the U.S.: Florida Case Confirmed in Traveler From Haiti

While cholera continues to ravage Haiti, the disease has spread across borders reaching the U.S. The Associated Press reports that Florida health officials have confirmed the state's first case of cholera linked to the Haitian outbreak. While there are other suspected cases, the health department has taken precautions and claims the disease is unlikely to spread:

The health department said other suspected cases of cholera were under investigation. Florida has a large Haitian community and doctors have been asked to report possible cholera in people who recently visited there.

But the department says the disease is unlikely to spread because of better sanitation in the U.S.

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