Saturday, September 17, 2005
Headlines are claiming one of the evacuees has been diagnosed with cholera, though further research proves this strain is not contagious. There has been much talk about possible infectious diseases plaguing evacuees, but fortunately the "news on the health front is surprisingly good so far: There have been no major disease outbreaks, despite early fears. The chief complaints of people seeking care at clinics and hospitals have been skin infections, stomach problems, heat stroke, cuts and scrapes", doctors and health officials said.
Via the Hurricane Katrina Live Coverage aggregator.