There has been an outbreak of cholera in Haiti which is becoming worse by the days. It has even moved to the country's earthquake-stricken capital, Port-au-Prince.
According to recent reports, a minimum of 208 people have died from the disease and another 2,674 have been affected by it.
The tens of thousands of people, who had been rendered homeless by the devastating earthquake in January, stand at risk.
The disease broke out in the rural Artibonite region, where over a million earthquake survivors have taken refuge. There have also been confirmed cases in Arcahaie, a town nearby the capital.
The consequences of the disease spreading to Port-au-Prince, where hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors have taken refuge in unsanitary, overcrowded camps, is being feared by health officials. The consequences are indeed going to be disastrous.
According to Red Cross spokeswoman Julie Sell, Monday onwards Red Cross teams will start giving disease prevention tips to the refugees. They are taking the matter very seriously and are trying to ensure that every one of the potential victims have all the information they need to prevent the disease.
Cholera is a waterborne bacterial illness and spreads via contaminated water. A salt-and-sugar-based rehydration serum treats it.