(PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 22, 2010) Medical
Teams International is rushing emergency shipments of cholera kits today
to help save lives in Haiti, where more than 150 people have already died
in the cholera outbreak.
A medical team of eight nurses from Washington
State, assembled by North Shore Baptist Church, Bothell, WA, is leaving
today to join other volunteer medical workers on the scene.
The cholera outbreak was confirmed near
Saint Marc, just north of Port-au-Prince, where farmers raise rice. This
is the first known epidemic since the January 12, 2010, earthquake which