Thursday, October 21, 2010

BBC News-Doctors Investigate Outbreak Of Fatal Disease In Haiti

map of Haiti:BBC News
(Story reported by BBC News) 

Officials are investigating an outbreak of diarrhoea in Haiti.

Reports say about 50 people have died after suffering acute fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Many more with similar symptoms have been admitted to hospitals north of the capital.

A senior UN health official told the BBC it was not clear what caused the outbreak. Test results are due later.

The country is still suffering the aftermath of January's quake which killed some 250,000 people.

It also left 1.5 million homeless.

An unnamed Haitian health official told AFP news agency the outbreak was cholera but the report could not be confirmed. The government was expected to make an announcement on the outbreak later on Thursday.

(Click here to read the full story on the BBC News website.)

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