PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Health officials say Cholera has now killed more than 1,000 people in Haiti.
The Country’s Health Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, setting the official death toll at 1,034. The figures are dated Sunday and presented after two days of review.
Aid workers say official figures may understate the epidemic. While the Ministry of Health says more than 16,700 people have been hospitalized nationwide, doctors without borders reports that its clinics alone have treated more than 12,000.
Demonstrations stoked by fear of the disease continue in northern Haiti. They are primarily targeting U.N. soldiers suspected of bringing the infection to Haiti. The U.N. denies responsibility.
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