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Number of deaths from cholera in Haiti nears 1000

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 17 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6569
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

The surge in the number of people with cholera in Haiti has stretched medical facilities on the island to the limit, leaving many facilities in urgent need of more personnel and equipment, say authorities and relief organisations. The World Health Organization warned last week that up to 200 000 people could contract cholera over the next six to 12 months.

The Haitian ministry of health said that, up to 12 November, nearly 15 000 people had been admitted to hospital for cholera and that 917 had died.

Stefano Zannini, head of mission in Haiti for …

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