Number of victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti has exceeded 1300 people

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A representation of the cholera epidemic of th...

A representation of the cholera epidemic

Number of victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti has exceeded 1300 people

The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Haiti has reached 1,344 people. On Monday, November 22, reported Agence France-Presse citing local authorities.

According to revised data on the scale of the epidemic, as of last Friday in the hospital were more than 23 thousand people infected with cholera. The total number of confirmed cases has reached nearly 57,000, with the most severe conditions remain in the northern regions, where for the first time in late October, was recorded outbreak of cholera. In the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, since the epidemic began 77 people died.

November 17 became known to the detection of the first case of cholera in Florida in the USA. The disease is found among women who recently returned from Haiti.

We note that on November 15 in clashes with UN peacekeepers killed three residents of the city of Cap-Haitien. They were participants in mass demonstrations Haitians suspected foreign peacekeepers, which is in the country, the spread of cholera.

Recall that in January Haiti devastating earthquake hit. According articulated by President Rene Preval (Rene Preval), disaster killed more than 300,000 Haitians. Many of the people who were rendered homeless after the disaster, are still without permanent shelter and are in temporary camps.

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