Over the last year, Haitians have been hit by a catastrophic earthquake and harsh tropical storms, and now another kind of trouble has hit the Caribbean country: a cholera scourge that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives. –KA


The Haitian health ministry said the number of people who had received hospital treatment for the disease had risen to nearly 16,800.

[…] The ministry said the number of dead from cholera up to Sunday was 1,034, which was 117 higher than the last official figure announced two days ago.

The number of those who had received hospital treatment had risen by about 2,150 since the previous update.

Cholera is now present in all 10 of Haiti’s provinces.

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