Cholera is back in Haiti

Cholera returns to Haiti as nation lurches from one crisis to the next

Cholera is back to hit Haiti. The death count has more than topped 3,000, with more than 3,000 cases reported so far in October alone.

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An aerial view of a cholera ward set up in Port-au-Prince on Oct. 3.

Photo by Matt Rourke/AP

Cholera is back to hit Haiti. The death count has more than topped 3,000, with more than 3,000 cases reported so far in October alone.

Photo by Matt Rourke/AP

The bodies of some of the deceased victims of cholera are removed from an abandoned building in Dajabón, Haiti, Sept. 25.

Photo by Matt Rourke/AP

Haiti’s cholera epidemic continues to spiral out of control with the number of patients climbing past 2,000 and more than 900 deaths so far this year.

A new outbreak of cholera in Port-au-Prince broke out this week and has now spread to at least five other neighboring communes—including a small part of the city that could contain the worst.

The worst is still to come.

Although the epidemic has yet to get under way, it is starting to move inexorably toward Port-au-Prince. So far this year, 3,019 people have been killed by the disease.

‘Bizarre, horrible’

“It’s a bizarre, horrible disease,” said Dr. Marie-Pierre Montenard, the director general of the U.N. World Health Organization in Haiti.

He was speaking two weeks after a 3-year-old girl died in his care in the neighboring commune of Gonaives, in the west.

“It’s very surprising because our hospitals have been working so hard to address this outbreak and we have a good system in place that allows

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