St. Nicholas hospital in Saint Marc
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Haitian suspected cholera outbreak kills dozens

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 1,500 people were infected, officials said.

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

  • 22 Oct 2010