Monday, November 15, 2010
Haiti reels as cholera outbreak spreads throughout island
About a month after a cholera outbreak started spreading in Haiti, the death toll for the disease has risen to 917. This has proved to be an especially tough break for the island nation, which experienced a historic earthquake in January (which killed more than 230,000 Haitians and displaced about 1.3 million).
According to the United Nations, up to 200,000 Haitians could become infected by this recent outbreak. Complicating an already bad situation, most Haitians do not have access to either clean water or reliable sanitation.
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