alexa Spinal Cord Injury in Postearthquake Haiti: Lessons Learned and Future Needs
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Anthony S Burns

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Just before 5 PM on January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. The epicenter was approximately 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Port-au-Prince is the country's largest city and is an overcrowded, sprawling urban center with a population before the earthquake of approximately 3 million people, including the surrounding areas. The earthquake was devastating and more than twice as lethal as any previous magnitude 7.0 event

This article was published in PM&R and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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