New stock of the cholera epidemic in Haiti: 643 deaths and 9971 hospitalizations


Cholera epidemic affecting the mid-October Haiti worsened, the last balance sheet showing the death of 643 persons and 9971 hospitalizations, the Public Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

A formal review previously released Tuesday, indicated 583 people dead and more than 9,000 hospitalized.

Only on Tuesday, 46 deaths were recorded in the Artibonite department, located in the northern region, where the city of Gonaives and where the epidemic broke out, authorities have said in a statement.

In the West department, where the capital Port-au-Prince, 42 deaths were recorded in total, the ministry said, adding that the capital stock is a dead and 115 hospitalizations.

Poor hygienic conditions in refugee camps, following the sixth of January 12, generating fears of a rapid progression of the epidemic of cholera, a highly contagious disease.

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Posted by W.Souser on Nov 11 2010. Filed under Featured News, Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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