Port-au-Prince: At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, according to figures released on Monday by the public health ministry.
The bulletin said that another 128,251 people have been affected by the disease, of whom 68,764 were hospitalised, though 66,876 of them have since been released from medical care.
Cholera, which was eradicated in Haiti until the outbreak in October, has spread to all 10 Haitian provinces, with the hardest hit being the northwestern region of Artibonite, where 813 people have died.
Next among the provinces most ravaged by the disease are Nord with 501 dead, Nord-Ouest with 216, Grand'Anse with 149, Nord-Est with 120, Sud-Est with 100, Sud with 93, and Nippes with 44....more
11:23 AM, Dec 28, 2010
Port-au-Prince: An apparent riot by prisoners at Haiti's largest penitentiary left three inmates dead and led to a brief hostage crisis on Sunday. The causes of the unrest were not immediately clear. UN peacekeepers cordoned off the area and stood guard around Port-au-Prince's national prison after Sunday's violence. A Justice Ministry official said three inmates were killed, including two who were trying to escape. Seven non-Haitian hostages were held briefly...
10:39 AM, Oct 18, 2010