Cholera cases up

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti: Some 470,000 cases of cholera, resulting in 6,595 deaths, have been reported here since an epidemic of the disease erupted a year ago, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

A WHO spokesman said that about 250,000 of the cholera patients had been hospitalized over the past year, and that the disease could infect 75,000 more by the end of the year if the current trend continues.
After a decline in weekly cholera incidents in August, the number of cases rose in September, with South and Nippes departments seeing significant increases, along with Nord, Centre and the capital, Port-au-Prince.

There are currently 37 cholera treatment centres in Haiti, 269 cholera treatment units and 766 oral rehydration posts.

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