Haiti Earthquake Aftermath

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Garbage and dirty water fill the streets of Port au Prince, more than a month after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the city.

Health concerns are growing as the rainy season draws near.

Experts say with tens of thousands of survivors living in crowded and dirty
tent camps amid hot and steamy conditions, the potential for a serious malaria
outbreak is high.

[Dr. Roc Magloire, Haitian Minister of Health]:
"The rainy season comes in March. It has already started. It is a government concern because people are living in shelters and many of them are too close to the vector of malaria."

Meantime at a Brazilian field hospital, doctors there say they are already seeing a rise in the number of malaria cases.

They use red and yellow pins on a map to mark diagnosed cases, and the map is filling up fast.

[Dr. Fernando Henrique Furtado, Chief Doctor]:
"The previous group that came here before us registered 9 cases of malaria. Now in 9 days we have registered 93 cases. Which means an increase of one thousand percent of new cases."

1.5 million people are living in tent camps in Port au Prince, many of which do not have toilets or clean water.

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