Rita Colwell

2 No new evidence, but UN again blamed for Haiti cholera

UN Peacekeeper, HaitiUN Haiti is in crisis, in the middle of a muddled election for the next president of this devastated nation, and the media are doing their own muddling regarding the source of its ongoing cholera outbreak. The epidemic has so far killed more than 2,100, sickened maybe 100,000…

0 Experts say UN did not bring cholera to Haiti: It was already there

UN Peacekeepers Patrol Port-au-Prince SlumUnited Nations Despite a growing body of evidence to the contrary, the United Nations is still getting blamed for bringing cholera to Haiti. Three people have been killed, dozens injured, in rioting sparked by these accusations. And tensions remain high between many Haitians and UN peacekeeping…

0 Haiti’s cholera outbreak caused by weather?

Hey, United Nations! You might want to give these scientists a call. I noticed this report earlier, by María Elena Hurtado for SciDev.net, in which she quotes two highly respected scientists, Dr. David Sack of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Rita Colwell at the University of Maryland, saying Haiti’s cholera…