WHO warns Haiti cholera toll could rise

Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae. Credit: Wikipedia

Haiti’s cholera outbreak death toll is likely “much higher” than reported and expected to rise, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning the country’s multiple crises would complicate the humanitarian response.

The crisis-wracked Caribbean nation said Sunday that at least seven people had died from cholera, raising fresh fears of a resurgent epidemic nearly three years after Haiti’s last confirmed case.

Multiple suspected cases had been detected in Carrefour-Feuilles on the edge of…

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