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Water use in Haiti shows potential for disease transmission

Photographers in Haiti have documented some of the water use practices that can spread disease. You can see more about the cholera outbreak in our slideshow

EDUARDO MUNOZ / Reuters

A Haitian child throws human waste in a street at downtown Port-au-Prince November 20, 2010. The United Nations-led international response to Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic is "inadequate" and woefully short of funding, aid groups, including the U.N. humanitarian agency, said on Friday.

KENA BETANCUR / Reuters

A man recovers an onion from the ground in downtown Port-au-Prince November 22, 2010. Aid supplies to combat Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic are flowing again into the country's northern regions after protests by Haitians blaming U.N. troops for the outbreak, humanitarian groups said on Sunday.

KENA BETANCUR / Reuters

A woman collects water from the ground to clean a table to sell meat in downtown Port-au-Prince November 22, 2010. Aid supplies to combat Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic are flowing again into the country's northern regions after protests by Haitians blaming U.N. troops for the outbreak, humanitarian groups said on Sunday.

KENA BETANCUR / Reuters

A girl drinks water from a well next to a refuse-clogged canal in downtown Port-au-Prince November 22, 2010. Aid supplies to combat Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic are flowing again into the country's northern regions after protests by Haitians blaming U.N. troops for the outbreak, humanitarian groups said on Sunday.

EDUARDO MUNOZ / Reuters

Haitians buy and sell groceries and meat beside disposed waste at a local market downtown Port-au-Prince November 21, 2010. The United Nations-led international response to Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic is "inadequate" and woefully short of funding, aid groups, including the U.N. humanitarian agency, said on Friday.

 

Ramon Espinosa / AP

A man bathes in a canal filled with garbage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Nov. 22, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died.