Disaster in Haiti continues unabated with long term medical effects

By Allyn Gaestel

11 February 2010 [MediaGlobal]: One of the smaller towns devastated by the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti is Petit Goave, located 42 miles southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. The emergency situation continues in this town of 12,000 people, with daily aftershocks and deaths from infections and diseases exacerbated by unstable living conditions.

Many people are living in makeshift tents in the open spaces of the town and the roads. Temperatures drop at night, and many people, sleeping on the ground, are contracting bronchitis as well as developing skin rashes and conjunctivitis from the close quarters in densely-packed living areas…Read more