Cholera outbreak in Haiti: number of infected skyrockets

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 Cholera outbreak in Haiti: number of infected soaring

The cholera outbreak in Haiti is getting worse. According to the Pan American Health Organization, the number of confirmed cases has risen to over 700 and the number of cholera-related deaths has reached 161.

In addition, another 7,000 suspected cases are under investigation. PAHO Head Carissa Etienne said half a million people were at risk of contracting cholera, the BBC reported.

The cholera outbreak is particularly worrying because it comes at a time when Haiti is already suffering from a security crisis. Armed gangs control part of the capital , and fierce firefights between rival gangs led to disruptions in the delivery of food, water and fuel.

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