4 November 2010, 09:30

Nearly five hundred people have died from cholera in Haiti

Nearly five hundred people have died from cholera in Haiti

The number of victims of the epidemic to date has exceeded 440 people. As early as last Saturday, the government reported 330 dead. The number of cases has also increased. Over the past few days there were about two thousand new infections. Thus the total number of infections has come close to the seven thousand mark.

The number of victims of the epidemic to date has exceeded 440 people.

As early as last Saturday, the government reported 330 dead. The number of cases has also increased. Over the past few days there were about two thousand new infections. Thus the total number of infections has come close to the seven thousand mark.

The hotbed of the epidemic is located north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, but authorities worry that cholera will penetrate into the main city in the country, where the temporary camps are located for the people evacuated from contaminated areas.
 
The population of these camps exceeds one million. While in Port-au-Prince, itself there have only been recorded five suspected cases of infection.

According to some the cholera epidemic has broken out in Haiti as a result, the strong earthquake and two strong aftershocks with a magnitude of 7.0 and 5.9 that occurred on Jan. 12, 2010 and affected about 3 million people destroying 250,000 homes.

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