November 4th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

Cholera deaths in Haiti reach 442, health org reports

A cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to spread to previously unaffected areas in rural communities, killing 442 people and hospitalizing 6,742 others, the Pan American Health Organization said Wednesday.

Health authorities are concerned that the situation may worsen as Tropical Storm Tomas approaches the impoverished nation, still recovering from a devastating January earthquake that killed 250,000 people and left 1 million homeless. Tomas is projected to pass over Haiti on Friday.

Health officials set up six cholera treatment centers in Port-au-Prince, the nation's capital. Four of the centers are fully operational, the Pan American Health Organization said. Four more are planned.

Officials hope to create 2,000 beds in the treatment centers, the health agency said.

In addition, the agency said, cholera treatment tents will be established at 14 hospitals in Port-au-Prince as soon as Tomas clears the island nation.

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  1. Mikey

    Put me back in! Put me back in!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Christina

    That's what they get for not trusting in Jesus to protect them from danger; they get thrown right into their own hell. If they were smart they would have taken the bibles from the good christians offering to help so they would learn about His will and find peace and health.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      Is that a new hat, or is it time to change the bandage?

      November 4, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • idaho

      WOW. You call yourself a christian. No one deserves what has happened to them a natural disaster!!!! Doesn't matter if you believe in Jesus or not. Sham on you to say that about innocent people just living trying to get by!!!!! WOW

      November 4, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • idaho

      A book is not going to save people from a natural disaster!!! It gives them faith, but its not going to stop the storm!!! WOW. WHat world do you live on.

      November 4, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • idaho

      no Nate i was talking to Christina. Shame on her to say they should have took the bibles! That wasn't going to save them from the storm.

      November 4, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. cam

    so i guess ur a christian telln dead folks that what u get ur with the kkk or something @christina

    November 4, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      Oh, yeah. She's gone.

      November 4, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. McLovin

    @2mclovin, big fingers small phone, at work, message more important than proper grammar! In hurry, and if you use correct spelling on alot of different words, your blog wont pass modertion! So dont think you know it all, and im not republican, or democrat.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      Why, was he here?

      November 4, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. j rob

    Not trusting in Jesus to help them? Shut up you empty minded idiot.. Its soap they don't trust.. Wash your hands after you poop and don't poop in your water supply.. problem solved..Haitians are complete morons..hygiene prevents this.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      Who's got a wet tushie?

      November 4, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • idaho

      U are the idiot to say they are idiots the people don't get much help or support from the government. The government is the idiots!!!

      November 4, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nat

    J rob..not having good sewage systems in place and a clean water system..have u ever visited a third world country..a lot of their problems are a corrupr gov..and they do need Jesus..John 3:16 look it up 🙂

    November 4, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nat

    idaho if u were speaking to me...i didnt say they deserved it...said they need Jesus..we all do 🙂

    November 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. Nat

    If it were only a book and merely words...guess u havent read it!

    November 4, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • idaho

      SO reading the bible would have saved them all wow

      November 4, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nat

    Idaho suffering on earth is inevitable..better to suffer here than eternally..

    November 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. brian d

    DONT DRINK THE BROWN WATER

    November 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. McLovin

    christina, wow, you get the stupid blog of the day, and i tried to get it, being a bit holier than thou are we, soap and water will help more than bibles, those primal fools would use to wipe their clean hole with

    November 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ppl. like you

    give Christians a bad name. Bloody ignorant.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. McLovin

    aayyyee mate! Stupid, i was taught to wipe my as.s then CLEAN THEM

    November 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. McLovin

    aayyyee mate! Stupid, i was taught to wipe my as.s then CLEAN THEM HANDS BOY!

    November 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |