Cholera in Haiti

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The cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread rapidly and, as of Dec. 1, 1,751 people had died. The UN warned that if the epidemic reaches the various refugee camps, the number of infections could reach 400,000 in 12 months, with as many as 10,000 dead.

Some cases were reported in the Dominican Republic, but due to adequate health facilities they are not expected to spread. Travelers are urged to be aware of hygiene and drink only clean water.

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The cholera epidemic in Haiti has spread rapidly and, as of Dec. 1, 1,751 people had died. The UN warned that if the epidemic reaches the various refugee camps, the number of infections could reach 400,000 in 12 months, with as many as 10,000 dead.

Some cases were reported in the Dominican Republic, but due to adequate health facilities they are not expected to spread. Travelers are urged to be aware of hygiene and drink only clean water.