The Brazilian Ministry of Public Health announced Wednesday that it is sending around four tons of medicine and supplies to Haiti in response to the cholera epidemic that has left 292 dead and 4,147 people undergoing treatment. The materials sent “will be used to treat those affected by the cholera epidemic that has reached the country” and will be transported from Brasilia by an Air Force plane expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Thursday morning. “Flasks of sodium hypochlorite, salts for oral rehydration, injectable solution, gloves, and equipment for solution delivery are among the material sent,” the ministry indicated. The ministry’s representative on the Brazil-Haiti Managing Committee, Carlos D’Oliveira, indicated that the shipment is being made at the request of the Haitian government and that the aid will make it possible to care for around 3,000 people. “It’s not useful to send a lot of medicine, due to logistical and storage issues. The ministry will be able to send further supplements as the Haitian government needs them,” he said at the Brasilia airbase. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in the course of the day that the epidemic could intensify and Haiti should prepare for a “worse situation.” By Dialogo October 29, 2010
The JV Lady Bulldogs were defeated by South Dearborn Monday evening by a score of 13-9.South Dearborn got off to a fast start scoring 8 runs in the first inning off of 6 hits. They added two more in the third and three more in the fourth. The Bulldogs made a run late scoring 7 runs in the last inning to make it close but it wasn’t enough.The Bulldogs were well balanced on offense with 8 of the 9 starters collecting hits on the evening. Paige Oldham led the Bulldogs going 2-3 with two runs scored. Other Bulldogs collecting hits were Callie Main, Abby Westerfeld, Gwen Martin, Chloe Saler, Ainsley Phipps, McKenzie Laker, and Zoe Peters.with one a piece.Oldham went all five innings on the mound in the loss.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Tuesday evening at home against Franklin County.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.