Haiti Cholera Cases Jump, UN Says

By TRENTON DANIEL

A man receives treatment for cholera symptoms in a hospital in Cornillon, Haiti, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Tuesday.

The U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a monthly bulletin that the new cholera cases were found in the western and northern parts of the country and that Haitian health officials recorded 77 new cases a day for the whole country in early March, when the rains began.

Medical teams have been deployed to stem the spread of cholera but their effectiveness has been hampered in part by little coordination and an absence of salaries paid to people working in cholera treatment centers run by Haitian authorities, the U.N. bulletin said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/haiti-cholera_n_1401191.html

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