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Health Cluster Bulletin #11 on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

The latest data indicates that about 120,000 cases have been reported and 2,400 persons have died. The number of cases continues to increase but the case fatality rate is decreasing. This seems to indicate that the measures being implemented are starting to have effect but it is clear that there is still a lot of work to do. The main current concerns are the outbreaks in remote rural areas. It was also noted that the strategy of saving lives is not enough. Everyone needs to emphasize the fact that unless water and sanitation improve, it will not be possible to control the cholera outbreak.

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