Haiti cholera deaths rise to 5,200
May 21, 2011, 16:58 GMT
Port-au-Prince - More than 5,200 people have died from cholera in Haiti over the last seven months, health authorities said Saturday.
The first cases in the impoverished Caribbean nation's worst cholera epidemic in a century was first detected in the Artibonite province north of the capital Port-au-Prince in October.
At least 300,000 people have since been infected - at an estimated rate of 560 per day - according to the latest reports. At least four people die of curable waterborne disease every day.
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