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11/26/2010

Cholera epidemic decimates Haiti

Toronto Star photojournalist Lucas Oleniuk travelled back to Haiti to cover the devastating Cholera outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.

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Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collectors hurled a the body of a cholera victim into a mass grave in Titanyen.  The body was delivered from Cabaret to the grave that lays north of Port-au-Prince.
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A young boy passed with hands clasped as Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collectors, contracted to control the spread of cholera, picked up a body off the street in Port-au-Prince.
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A man passed by covering his nose and mouth while Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collectors, contracted to control the spread of cholera, dissinfected themselves after picking up a body off the street in Port-au-Prince.
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9-year-old Richard Berette recovers from cholera at the Samaritan's Purse cholera clinic in Cabaret, Haiti.
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Christman de Quille drinks water from the hand of his brother Emmanuel in the back of a truck outside of the Samaritan's Purse cholera clinic in Cabaret.  Christman's cholera symptoms became so severe that he needed to be transported to a hospital for intensive care.
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A Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collector hurled a young child who died of cholera into a mass grave in Titanyen.  The child was delivered from Cabaret to the grave that lays north of Port-au-Prince.
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A Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collector sprayed the body of Lacette Joeseph with chlorine solution on the street corner where his family left him in Port-au-Prince.  Although the man showed signs of cholera before dying, and his corpse was treated as though he did have the illness, his family says he died of a heart attack.
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Cholera victim Elize Derose suffered from extreme dehydration at a Partners In Health cholera clinic in Port-au-Prince.
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Rosemene Ottoman of the Samaritan's Purse cholera clinic in Cabaret, Haiti is responsible for sanitizing the clinic with chlorine solution.
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Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collectors, contracted to control the spread of cholera, prepared to pick up a body on the street in Port-au-Prince.
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A child collected water from a broken pipe in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  A cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed nearly 2000 people throughout the country.  The disease is most easily spread by unclean drinking water.
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A father comforted his son at the Samaritan's Purse cholera treatment clinic in Cabaret, Haiti after the young boy contracted cholera. 
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A Haitian Ministry of Public Health contract body collector leaves a mass grave in Titanyen after depositing four corpses into a trench.  All four of the dead died from cholera and were delivered from Cabaret to the grave north of Port-au-Prince. Lucas Olenniuk-Toronto Star

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Christman de Quille lies in the back of a truck beside his brother Emmanuel outside of the Samaritan's Purse cholera clinic in Cabaret.  Christman's cholera symptoms became so severe that he needed to be transported to a hospital for intensive care.
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Cholera victim Davilus Jeune Vierge is carried from the toilet by her son Joel and nurse Kim Huntting at the Samaritan's Purse cholera clinic in Cabaret, Haiti.
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A Haitian Ministry of Public Health body collector sprayed the body of Lacette Joeseph with chlorine solution on the street corner where his family left him in Port-au-Prince.  Although the man showed signs of cholera before dying, and his corpse was treated as though he did have the illness, his family says he died of a heart attack.
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Six-year-old Angel Monte recovered from cholera in a Partners In Health cholera clinic in Port-au-Prince while Rakim Montus of the Finnish Red Cross disinfected the floor with chlorine solution.
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I am speechless on these picture.
May we stop before we complaint of our little headache.

Thank you for these images. Once again Lucas Oleniuk demonstrates he is one of the best photographers to ever work for the Star.

Thomas

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