142 dead in Haiti cholera outbreak

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Haiti0810_1_200 Aid official: "We've been afraid of this since the earthquake."

Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Unsanitary living conditions in earthquake refugee camps is the latest threat they face. If you would like to know more about how you can help, visit the ELCA Haiti Earthquake Relief page.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

At least 142 people have died in a cholera outbreak, and aid groups are rushing in medicine and other supplies Friday to combat Haiti's deadliest health problem since its devastating earthquake.

The outbreak in the rural Artibonite region, which hosts thousands of quake refugees, appeared to confirm relief groups' fears about sanitation for homeless survivors living in tarp cities and other squalid settlements.