Expert report says Haiti cholera outbreak came from UN camp

7th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

The cholera outbreak ravaging Haiti began at a camp for UN peacekeepers from Nepal, according to an expert report submitted to the French foreign ministry, a source close to the matter told AFP Tuesday.

Respected French epidemiologist Professor Renaud Piarroux conducted a study in Haiti last month and concluded the epidemic began with an imported strain of the disease and broke out at the Nepalese base, the official said.

Foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero would not discuss the conclusion of the report, but confirmed that the foreign ministry had received a copy and said that it had been passed on to the United Nations' investigation.

© 2010 AFP

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