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Haiti cholera outbreak prognosis unclear, and another quake feared

News reports out of Haiti are in a wobbly stage, some reporting that the outbreak of cholera there due to contaminated drinking water is expected to keep getting worse, while others say it’s under control.

It’s perhaps evidence of just how much chaos remains in this devastated nation.

Meanwhile, scientists are warning of the possibility of further quakes having discovered a previously unknown seismic fault that does not appear to have been relieved by the January 7.0 magnitude quake.

One of the scientists and author of the report, Andrew Freed of Purdue University, said:

“It’s locked and loaded. My concern is that we are in the beginning of new cycles of earthquakes.”

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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.