Haiti Earthquake 2010. Overveiw. Was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 M w earthquake . The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. the Haitian government reported that 316,000 people had died,
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Set up self-contained water storage and distribution systems at the locations where people are congregating.
Using the existing network wherever possible.
--injuries, particularly broken bones, severe cuts, crush injuries, burns.
-- respiratory problems that have come from breathing in dust.
--Gastrointestinal infections from dirty water and rampant sewage.
--communicable diseases may also begin to circulate.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a National Surveillance System that was set up after the earthquake had confirmed the conspicuous absence of highly transmissible disease in Haiti.
Unemployment and food shortages are two of the main obstacles that people face as they begin to rebuild their lives after the earthquake.
Dr. Samar Musmar