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Dozens dead in Haiti from suspected cholera outbreak

A suspected outbreak of cholera has killed at least 135 people in central Haiti, officials have said.

The director-general of the health department, Dr Gabriel Thimote, said he was awaiting laboratory test results to confirm cholera was the cause.

The victims suffered diarrhoea, acute fever and vomiting. More than 1,000 people were infected, officials said.

The outbreak is centred in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions, north of the capital Port-au-Prince.

Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010
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