November 17th, 2010
01:21 PM ET

Woman in Florida diagnosed with cholera

A woman who recently returned to Florida from Haiti has been diagnosed with cholera, the Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday.

"We are working with our health care partners to ensure appropriate care of this individual and prevent the spread of this disease within the community," said State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros in a written statement.

She said Florida authorities will "continue to monitor the state for any future cases."

The news follows an announcement that the cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread across the border to the Dominican Republic.

The cholera outbreak confirmed last month in northwest Haiti has killed 1,110 people, and 18,383 people have been hospitalized with the disease, according to Haiti's health ministry.

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Filed under: Cholera • Dominican Republic • Florida • Haiti • Health
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  1. banasy

    @sgt slaughter:
    Shut. Up. You. Bigoted. Bozo.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sgt. Slaughter

    Funny I sisnt see any Hatians digging in the rubble on 9/11. I was there

    I didn't see any in New Orleans after Katrina either

    Unless they were on line for a benefit card from FEMA

    November 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gary

    Here's an idea. BURN THE DEAD AND YOU WON'T HAVE A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC.

    Floods + rotting corpses = cholera outbreak

    November 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. i rock u suck

    LET IT SPREAD! GET RID OF THE LIBS WHINERS AND F AGS

    November 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Truth

    22 percent becomes 34 percent for me on jan 1, 2011. When is the last time a poor person hired anyone.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DirkDickClik

    Eat my hot carl, HO! Now u have cholera!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nat

    Goes to show howidiotic peoeple are...Cholera is not that rare...if you dont wash your hands or you swim in dirty water you can get it..not so uncommon..

    November 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. God

    Whoops!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. gregory davis

    I've got news for all of you, our country is being destroyed from within. Our so called leaders ( and i use that term lightly ) do not care if we have a pandemic here. If anyone thinks the goverent has this countries best interest at heart needs to wake up and smell roses !

    November 18, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. kim wilson

    Wow, you really see how sad and underevolved some people are when you read these posts. All it takes for evil to prosper is that good men do nothing! A serious shortage of good men I think if these posts are anything to go by. Not much better here in England, so much anger and hate it is scary. It's the pandemic of hate that is the problem. There but for the Grace of God go we all. In the words of the song...Tonight thank God it's them instead of you......

    November 18, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Wild Hurricane

    Do you people see those wacky people going around wearing those dust masks in public for no apparent reason except to make you feel like you have you're the one with coodies? Well, that's going to be me, real soon, i can tell you that! lol.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. Wild Hurricane

    Hey, i would have been wearing those masks 20 years ago, but don't want to appear to be wacked. I think to might be a global movement, soon, for people to be wearing these masks. It should start to become socially acceptable. Probably start a panic.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. stinky hiney

    She saw a turd floating in the swimming pool and thought it was a Baby Ruth chocolate bar. Happens all the time.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. WatchandSee

    This will be only case in the U.S.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bastet11

    Cholera, although scary and contagious, is for the most part, avoidable. Healthy Americans would be able to beat it early with little more than IV fluids and antibiotics. It is mainly transmitted through dirty water and fecal contact. Let's see how this goes..

    November 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
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