More than 3900 people killed by cholera

More than 3900 people killed by cholera

Pétionville : Haiti | Jan 26, 2011 at 4:37 AM PST
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Port-au-Prince: Approximately 3900 Haitians have died from the disease of cholera since the outbreak in mid-October, health officials, has said.

The disease is spread by all 10 provinces of Haiti, infecting 199,497 people. Of the 112,656 patients in hospitals, 110,031 have been treated successfully.

Artibonite, northern province, is 852 cholera deaths, while 632 deaths have been recorded in Ouest province, including Port-au-Prince, where hundreds of thousands of people remain in camps for more than a year after the devastating earthquake that claimed some 300,000 lives.

Only one of the 239 cases of cholera in the neighboring Dominican Republic has led to death.

Although the origin of the outbreak remains unclear, the French scientists go back to a unit of Nepalese soldiers serving in the Stabilization Mission in Haiti UN.

Nepalese troops are suspected of dumping of untreated human waste into a river that was the main source of drinking water zone.

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