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UN: Cholera on the rise in Haiti again
2012-09-10 12:03:13 | (0 Comments)
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti says there is a slight increase in the number of Cholera cases reported, following the recent passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The UN says an average of 180 new cholera cases a day were reported between August 24 and 29, during the period the storm struck.
It further said there was an average of 78 new cases a day reported in the full week before the storm.
According to the Haitian health ministry, the increase followed a decline in the average number of daily cholera infections, from 241 in late July to 115 in August.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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