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Haitian Cholera ExperienceI went to Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, but those weeks treating mostly chronic conditions barely prepared me for my return to the country Nov. 19. This time, I was faced with acutely ill cholera patients requiring immediate life-saving treatment. The deadly outbreak erupted in October, and by the evening of my arrival at J/P Haitian Relief Organization housing in Port-au-Prince, more than 21,000 people were infected, with 1,250 deaths. Early the next morning, J/P HRO co-founder Sean Penn received a call from Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, of Partner

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