Haiti’s Cholera Death Toll Rising
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic is rising. The toll now exceeds 3,300, official sources say, and the number of people infected has soared to 150,000 in just two months since the outbreak began.
The cholera death toll in Haiti is rising daily, with official figures indicating that 3,333 people have died since the outbreak of the epidemic in mid-October.
Official sources state that, as a result of cholera, the numbers have averaged out to around 50 new reported deaths a day.
The epidemic, the first in Haiti for more than a century, has further devastated an already desolate community still recovering from the January 2010 earthquake that crippled much of the country and left some 250,000 people dead.
Bodies of cholera victims lie in a morgue in the rural Artibonite region of Haiti at the beginning of the outbreak in October.