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WHO: Probing Haiti cholera source not a priority
Associated Press
2010-11-16 06:21 PM
The World Health Organization says probing the source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti isn't a priority despite violent protests directed at Nepalese peacekeepers blamed by some Haitians for importing the disease.

A WHO spokeswoman says controlling the outbreak and helping those infected is more important.

Fadela Chaib told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday that "at some time we will do further investigation but it's not a priority right now."

One protester was killed late Mondays as anti-U.N. riots spread to several Haitian cities in what WHO described as politically motivated unrest.

The U.N.'s spokeswoman in Geneva, Corinne Momal-Vanian, described the suspicion that Nepalese troops were to blame for the outbreak as "misinformation."

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