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Latest update : 2010-11-14

The death toll from Haiti's cholera outbreak soared to 917 Sunday, while health officials struggled to contain the growing epidemic nearly a month after the disease first appeared in the quake battered country.

AFP - The death toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak soared Sunday to 917 as officials struggled to contain the growing epidemic threatening the quake-ravaged country.

The Health Ministry figure is 121 deaths higher than the previous official toll announced on Friday, nearly a month after the disease took hold in the desperately poor Caribbean nation.

Authorities said 14,642 people had been treated in hospital, about 2,300 more than on Friday.

Officials fear the scale of the epidemic could increase exponentially if cholera infiltrates makeshift camps in Port-au-Prince where hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors live in cramped and unsanitary conditions.

A January earthquake flattened much of the capital, leaving more than 250,000 people dead and an estimated 1.3 million of Haiti's 10 million population displaced.
 

Date created : 2010-11-14

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