Cholera epidemic in Haiti leaves at least 135 dead

The Associated Press reported that more than 135 people are dead from an outbreak of cholera in Haiti. The health ministry reported there have been additional 1,500 cases of the disease.

The Sydney Morning Herald
wrote that the outbreak has not yet reached the displacement camps where many Haitians are living since the 7.0 earthquake that left 1.2 million people homeless.

"Officials fear an outbreak in densely populated tent cities that have poor sanitation and meager medical facilities has the potential of unleashing a public health disaster."

Most of the cases have been reported in areas along the Artibonite River which officials believe the water contamination stems from.

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