Haiti diarrhoea outbreak kills more than 50

An outbreak of diarrhoea in quake-hit Haiti has claimed at least 50 lives.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 23:13 PM IST

Port-au-Prince: An outbreak of diarrhoea in
quake-hit Haiti has claimed at least 50 lives, local health
officials said on Thursday.

"We have registered 51 or 52 deaths along the Artibonite
river which crosses the centre and north of the country,"
Arial Henry, Director of the health minister`s office, told
a news agency.

According to local radio, most of the dead have been
taken to hospitals in Saint-Marc, about 100 kms north of the
capital.

Haiti is still struggling to rebuild after a devastating
7.0 earthquake ravaged the capital, Port-au-Prince, in
January, leaving more than 250,000 people dead and another 1.2
million homeless.

PTI