by Jonathan M. Katz, Angela Doland, Edith Lederer
| Dec. 8, 2010
A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
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Very disturbing and enterprising report. CNN's own take is that the study was "inconclusive," but their version sounds heavily spun to me. The quotes from the researcher in this article suggest a preponderance of evidence, even if the facts are not yet certain.
I chose this article because I want to know about epidemics happening around the world. Haiti has been hard hit with the past earthquake and now having a matter such as Cholera kill at least 2,000 people is just horrible. As I read the article I thought it was a great piece of journalism, but then I looked and realized how long it was. After about 6 paragraphs, I started to loose interest or maybe heard some of the same facts. If the journalist kept the article more concise, I think it would be a better read.