Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Press TV: Haiti cholera cases see sharp rise


Clinics in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince have been witnessing a sharp soar in cholera, with over 300 new cases emerging every day, a recent report says.
Cholera cases have increased in the densely populated area of Port-au-Prince's western downtown, at a rate which is more than three times the rate witnessed during the epidemic's earlier stages in the fall, international aid agency Oxfam said.
According to Haiti's health ministry, cholera has claimed the lives of over 3,500 people and affected more than 320,000 since its outbreak last October.
Haiti's government and medical groups have increased treatment for the waterborne disease, as it spreads at a quicker rate during the rainy season.
The country has yet to recover from the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed 250,000 people and left the capital in ruins.
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