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Cholera death toll in Haiti rises to 4,549

English.news.cn   2011-02-17 09:37:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

Some Haitian are seen at a cholera treatment center of Medecins Sans Frontieres MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in Port-au-Prince Jan. 15, 2011. (Xinhua File Photo) 

SANTO DOMINGO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The cholera death toll in Haiti rose to 4,549, Haitian Health authorities said on Wednesday.

According to information reaching here from Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, the Public Health and People's Ministry (MSPP) said in a recent report that the figures were updated till Feb. 9.

The cholera outbreak began on October 2010 in Haiti and since then it has affected 231,070 people, 124,482 of them were hospitalized.

The Artibonite region continues being the most affected by the epidemic with a total of 866 deaths, while in the West department 823 people have died. Cholera were reported in 10 departments of the Caribbean country.

Editor: Zhang Xiang
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