Cholera Threatens Haiti
Posted on Oct 23, 2010
A cholera outbreak that has killed about 200 people in rural Haiti is threatening to spread to the capital, Port-au-Prince, potentially endangering the hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors crowded into squalid camps around the city. —JCL
The United Nations says that 194 Haitians have died in an an outbreak of cholera that is threatening to spread to the capital, Port-au-Prince, endangering hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors sheltered in camps.
The announcement on Saturday came as the disease began to spread outside the worst-affected rural Artibonite region, triggering fears that the toll could be significantly higher.
Officials in Haiti have admitted that they have not been able to visit all the areas, suggesting that many cases may not have been reported.
Bodies of cholera victims lie in a morgue in the rural Artibonite region of Haiti.