"Cholera Expected To Spread To Haiti's Camps"

"SAINT MARC, Haiti -- Officials warn that Haiti's cholera epidemic that has claimed almost 300 lives has yet to peak, and that authorities should prepare for the disease to spread to the capital and its squalid tent cities.

A total of 4,147 people were being treated for the disease, said the head of Haiti's health department Gabriel Thimote, while eight new fatalities brought the death toll Wednesday to 292.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the outbreak was far from over and Haiti should prepare for the disease to hit its capital Port-au-Prince, which is teeming with tent cities after January's catastrophic earthquake."

Alex Ogle reports for AFP October 28, 2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010