Haiti and the Dominican Republic began a new cholera outbreak

In Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince were over 18,000 new cases of cholera, said the World Health Organization (WHO). As noted in the reported today by WHO headquarters press release, the organization of the experts do not rule out that part of a surge of the epidemic can be called the beginning of the rainy season and floods.

According to WHO, since the cholera outbreak in October last year to 12 June inclusive in Haiti revealed over 344 600 cases of cholera, of which about 5,400 were fatal. In the neighboring Dominican Republic recorded since the end of last year, more than 1,700 cases of cholera, of which 46 were fatal.

According to the WHO, a cholera seriously complicating factors such as lack of clean water and lack of sanitation, ITAR-TAS

Source: BBC News, Medecins Sans Frontieres UK

Source: vseneprostotak.ru.

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