UN Soldiers Brought Cholera to Western Hemisphere


Here’s another reason to oppose the United Nations – the spread of disease. According to a new report, scientists have traced the cholera outbreak after the earthquake in Haiti to UN forces out of Nepal.

Compelling new scientific evidence suggests United Nations peacekeepers have carried a virulent strain of cholera — a super bug — into the Western Hemisphere for the first time.

The vicious form of cholera has already killed 7,000 people in Haiti, where it surfaced in a remote village in October 2010. Leading researchers from Harvard Medical School and elsewhere told ABC News that, despite UN denials, there is now a mountain of evidence suggesting the strain originated in Nepal, and was carried to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers who came to Haiti to serve as UN peacekeepers after the earthquake that ravaged the country on Jan. 12, 2010 — two years ago today. Haiti had never seen a case of cholera until the arrival of the peacekeepers, who allegedly failed to maintain sanitary conditions at their base.

“What scares me is that the strain from South Asia has been recognized as more virulent, more capable of causing severe disease, and more transmissible,” said John Mekalanos, who chairs the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School. “These strains are nasty. So far there has been no secondary outbreak. But Haiti now represents a foothold for a particularly dangerous variety of this deadly disease.” (Read More)

The report goes on to note that 500,000 Haitians contracted the illnesses, and cases have since been confirmed in New York City and Boston, among other places. Let’s hope they stay away from the Occupy camps. My guess is they’re more unsanitary than the camps in Haiti.