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Haiti's cholera death toll reaches 442

2010-11-03 22:53:32 GMT2010-11-04 06:53:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Medics from the Mexican Navy Forces, give medical aid to victims of cholera in Saint-Marc, Haiti, on Nov. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/SEMAR)

SANTO DOMINGO, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- In the last few days, Haiti registered 105 new deaths from cholera, increasing the death toll to 442, Haitian health authorities said on Wednesday.

According to information reaching here from Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, Family Health director of the Public Health Ministry Jocelyne Pierre Louis said that there are 6,742 hospitalized people.

She also said that the most affected departments are Artibonite in the west of the country and Plateau Central in the east.

Pierre Louis added that they have sent health teams to different regions of the country in order to speed up the diagnosis tests.

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