UN being sued by rights advocates over spread of cholera in Haiti
Newscast Media NEW YORK—The United Nations is being sued by advocates for
Haitian victims over the spread of cholera by U.N. peacekeepers. The disease first
appeared in October 2010, and has claimed over 8,300 lives, while over 650,000 have
fallen sick from the disease. Cholera is spread through contaminated water supplies,
and manifests itself in form of a high fever, running stomach and vomiting.