Ms Tracey Perez Koehlmoos, PhD, MHA, and Programme Head, Health & Family Planning Systems Programme and Adjunct Professor at James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University (Bangladesh) has said:
Cholera is NOT A THREAT TO THE US. If you wash your hands, rinse your vegetables, and drink tap water in the States, you will be fine. In the US we have the filtration mechanisms to stop any cholera introduced in its tracks. It is not unreasonable to believe that well-intentioned tourists bring waterborne ailments like cholera to the US everyday. EVERYDAY. Why don't we get sick? We have effective public sanitation that most Americans take for granted.In the case of the Nepalese Peace Keepers in Haiti, the report was not released until after they had left, thus avoiding the danger of Haitians going on the rampage against the Nepalese soldiers, who were there to help them.
It turns out that for the poorer nations, those whose annual GDP is less than the Harvard Endowment, UN Peace Keeping Operations (PKO) is good business. Here are the numbers for December 2011. But, it isn't all poorer nations. The US is in there with 128 people doing PKO. Would Candidate Ron Paul approve?
Regards — Cliff