Reported Cholera Cases in Haiti Rise to 72,000: UN
    2010-12-01 05:05:23     Xinhua      Web Editor: Yu
 

The number of reported cases of cholera in Haiti has risen to just over 72,000, including 1,648 deaths, United Nations officials said in United Nations Tuesday, noting that fewer deaths are now being recorded than earlier in the epidemic, which erupted in late October.

The case mortality rate now stands at 2.3 percent, the officials said, citing figures from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

There are now 40 cholera treatment centers in the country with a an average capacity of 100 to 200 beds each, the officials said, adding that the 61 cholera treatments units -- small units established in hospitals and health centers -- had an average capacity of 20 beds each.

Ten additional cholera treatment centers and 39 cholera treatments units are required, as well as 350 more doctors, 2,000 nurses, 2,200 support staff and 30,000 community health workers, the officials said, adding that the community health workers would mostly work in rural villages, where needs are greatest.

Meanwhile, a survey carried out among 37 aid groups providing health care by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population has identified key challenges to the cholera response, the officials said.

These include the removal of the bodies of the dead, the disposal of medical waste, the identification of sites on which to set up health centers, and a lack of trained personnel.

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