November 22nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Haiti cholera death toll rises to 1,344

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Ivan Watson

The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday.

The announcement came as international health officials predicted that the scale of Haiti's cholera epidemic will exceed initial estimates of 200,000 over coming months.

"Having seen how the bacteria is behaving in this environment with these people, having seen just how poor and how hungry the people are, we know we have to revise our numbers up," said Nyka Alexander, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, in a phone call with CNN.

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  1. john March

    Why does this problem persist? –wonder when is obama going to take an entourage to Haiti– Probably never–no fancy hotels their, eh?

    November 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  2. Bruce M.McLaughlin

    This is absolutely sickening!
    Where did all the supposed Millions+ go that was donated in the beginning of the year?

    A quick note...
    In January right after the earthquake, I called numerous charitable organizations including the Clinton Global Initiative to see if I can drive supplies to the Port of Miami, being that we were going on a Cruise on NCL and were heading to Grand Cayman Island.
    To no avail. So much for trying to volunteer and assist those in need!

    Charitable Orgs only wanted CASH! Hmmmm...

    The public was led to believe that enough money was donated at that time, to just about rebuild Haiti?!

    I would bet that someone lined their pockets.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm |