Haiti Cholera Count Passes 2,000 Mark

admin

CaribWorldNews, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. Dec. 6, 2010: The death toll from cholera in Haiti is now past the 2,000 mark.

Officials say the death toll continues to grow even as those who are reported to have contracted the water-born disease reached around 91,700.

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon says the number of infections and deaths from the disease in Haiti could be twice as high due to the difficulty in reaching some of the rural areas worst affected.

This as some Haitian protestors claim U.N. peacekeeping forces from Nepal are to be blamed for the importation of the virus in to the Caribbean country.

 

Next Post

Bahamas Economy Took A Hit From Global Crisis

CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 7, 2010: The global crisis hit the Bahamian economy hard with central government debt reaching 47 percent of GDP as of June 2010. That`s according to a latest assessment by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. The Board found that the downturn deteriorated […]