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Haiti cholera death toll climbs past 2,000 mark

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-12-06

Almost 90,000 cases cholera have been recorded in Haiti’s first outbreak of the disease in more than a century. It has has left over 2,000 people dead, according to Health ministry figures released on Monday.

AFP - More than 2,000 people have died from Haiti's cholera outbreak and almost 90,000 cases have been recorded, the latest health ministry figures showed on Monday.

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.

 

Date created : 2010-12-06

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