Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cholera Outbreak Worse

Haiti cholera deaths rise sharply

The number of people known to have died from a cholera epidemic in Haiti has increased markedly.

Health officials say 105 more people have died since Saturday, bringing the total to 442.

They said there had been a 40% jump in the number of new cases.

Aid agencies fear the outbreak could worsen further, if heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Tomas hit the island.

Doctors warned that torrential rainfall could flood sanitary installations and contaminate drinking water.

If it continues along its current path, forecasters expect Tomas to make landfall in Haiti on Friday.

More of the article here.

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