Victims of cholera in Haiti began 3500

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6.01.11.Epidemiya cholera in Haiti, which began in mid-October last year, claimed the lives of 3.481 people, almost 160 thousand were zarazheny.Ob this in the Ministry of Health.

Notes that the disease has spread throughout the state. Most of all it has suffered from the Artibonite department — where 837 people were killed, according to ITAR-TASS.

In the capital, Port-au-Prince, where the devastating earthquake in January 2010, more than 1.3 million people live in unsanitary conditions, the number of victims has reached 475. Source of the disease is still not officially defined, but, according to the French epidemiologist Rene Perrin, Haiti cholera spread from camp Nepalese battalion of the UN Mission, which is located at the river Mirebalais.

In the neighboring Dominican Republic, the number of reported cholera cases to 148, no deaths, ill health is safe. The authorities are active in education and prevention efforts aimed at the prevention of disease.

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