If your organization is involved in medical response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti, please pass along the suggested resources listed below. Academic institutions will want to use these resources in teaching/learning activities.
National Library of Medicine’s Emergency Access Initiative http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
The Emergency Access Initiative will be available through November 6 for access to resources usually available only by subscription. Publishers are providing access only for those affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan and for those providing assistance to the affected populations. Click on Online Databases for access to Cochrane, DynaMed, and UpToDate. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has relevant materials under “cholera,” and both spellings: “diarrhea” or “diarrhoea,” and “diarrhoeal” or “diarrheal.” DynaMed has an entry for “Cholera” and UpToDate has a section titled “Overview of Vibrio cholerae infection.” Over 70 online textbooks and over 100 journals are also available.
Cholera in Disaster Situations
(Pan American Health Organization)
Also in Spanish: http://new.paho.org/disasters/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=543&Itemid=660&lang=es
Cholera home page
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) http://www.cdc.gov/cholera
Haiti: Cholera Outbreak – Oct 2010
Acute diarrhoeal diseases in complex emergencies: critical steps (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/publications/critical_steps/en/
Also in French:
Not available in Spanish.
Cholera home page
(World Health Organization)
Also in French: http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/fr/index.html
Also in Spanish: http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/es/index.html
Warden Messages – check this list for latest updates Embassy of the United States, Port au Prince, Haiti http://haiti.usembassy.gov/warden-messages-2010.html
Health Resources for Haiti
(National Library of Medicine)
- Haiti cholera toll tops 250 (reuters.com)
- “Cholera spreads to Haitian capital” and related posts (usposttoday.com)