UN and officials from Haiti said this week that there have been reports of five new cholera cases in the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. They expressed worry over the spread of this epidemic which has so far claimed the lives of 200 people.
U. N. humanitarian spokeswoman Imogen Wall told Reuters while informing them from health authorities of Haiti, “We have confirmed five cases in Port-au-Prince ... they were very quickly diagnosed and isolated.” They were the very first cases to have been reported since the epidemic has spread.
He laid stress on the fact that these five people got their infection in the Artibonite zone which is the hub of the outbreak and then they traveled to the city capital where they succumbed to the infection.
Cholera can also lead to vomiting and diarrhea which causes severe dehydration and can also kill very fast if it is not treated immediately by re-hydration along with a prescription of antibiotics.
Wall said, “There is still time to react. If the proper actions are taken, I think we will be able to limit the number of people who die.”