Haiti cholera toll tops 250, but seen stabilizing
24 Oct 2010 15:50:03 GMT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Haiti has reached more than 250, health authorities said on Sunday, but they added the outbreak may be stabilizing with fewer new deaths and new cases reported over the last 24 hours.
Gabriel Thimote, Director General of Haiti’s Health Department, told a news conference in Port-au-Prince that the accumulated deaths since the outbreak began stood at 253, while total cases were 3,015.
(Reporting by Joseph Guyler Delva; Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Sandra Maler)
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