Death Toll From Haiti Cholera Outbreak Crosses 2000 Mark

by Sheela Philomena on  December 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM Tropical Disease News
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According to the reports issued by Haiti health ministry the death toll due to cholera has so far claimed more than 2,000 lives. The number of cases with this diseases raises up to 90,000.
Death Toll From Haiti Cholera Outbreak Crosses 2000 Mark
Death Toll From Haiti Cholera Outbreak Crosses 2000 Mark

More than six weeks after Haiti's first cholera outbreak in more than a century erupted in late October, data showed deaths continuing to climb at a steady rate and no apparent tailing off in the number of infections.

A total of 2,013 people have died from the water-borne bacterial infection and 88,789 cases have been recorded, according to the official figures.

UN experts have warned the actual toll could be far higher.

Source: AFP

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