The World Health Organization has declared more than 18 thousand new cases of cholera in Haiti

The World Health Organization has declared more than 18 thousand new cases of cholera in Haiti

25.06.2011, 9:21:39 Geneva World Health Organization (WHO) said on more than 18 thousand new cases of cholera in Haiti. These cases are identified in the state capital — the city of Port-au-Prince, TV channel France24. Victims of the disease, the epidemic which broke out after the devastating earthquake in January 2010., Were already 5 thousand 397 people. The total number of cases is more than 344 thousand people.

WHO believes that the new outbreak was the result of heavy rains that led to flooding in some areas of Port-au-Prince and worsened an already difficult situation with the supply of the village with fresh water.

In May, 2011. The United Nations (UN) has published a report on the cholera epidemic. It said that the bacteria of the disease are very similar to the bacteria that are found earlier in South Asian countries. Haitian residents stated suspicion that a dangerous disease was brought to the country by Nepalese soldiers UN peacekeepers.

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