Philomena Josephat and her father Joseph at St. Nicholas Hospital. Joseph, who has recovered from cholera, said: "I've never felt sick like that before, but I lost a child, and since then my health left me. And with this, that's even worse. I felt like I was dying." Carl Thalemaque for NPR hide caption

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Sick cholera victims and families wait at St. Nicolas Hospital in Saint-Marc, north of Port-au-Prince. Saint-Marc residents burned down nearby tents Wednesday that were supposed to relieve pressure on the hospital. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A banner in a street in Port-au-Prince urges people to wash with soap. Though the cholera epidemic has stabilized for now, health officials are working to contain and quell the outbreak and warn that the epidemic is not yet over. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A closeup of Eurytemora, a kind of copepod that serves as a reservoir for the cholera bacterium. Courtesy of Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland hide caption

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A man suffering from cholera symptoms lies on the floor of the hospital in Marchand Dessalines, Haiti. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Children await treatment at a medical facility in St. Marc, northern Haiti, amid a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 100 lives and infected more than 1,000 people over the past few days. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cholera victims in Haiti receive treatment at the St. Nicholas hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP hide caption

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