Cholera case linked to Haiti outbreak confirmed in U.S.

Florida woman contracts disease while visiting family in Haiti

The U.S. has confirmed its first known case of cholera linked to the outbreak in Haiti after a woman from southwest Florida contracted the disease while visiting family in Haiti, the New York Times reports. The woman sought treatment earlier his month, spending five days in hospital after developing classic symptoms like diarrhea and dehydration. She’s expected to fully recover. The arrival of cholera in Florida was considered inevitable, as at least 250,000 people of Haitian descent live in the state, and large numbers travel to and from the island. Travel has increased since the deadly Haitian earthquake in January, which left an estimated 1.3 million homeless. Cholera is spread through contaminated water and food.

New York Times