Nearly 200 dead, more than 2,000 sick as cholera outbreak spreads toward Haiti's capital
Published 10/23/2010, Associated Press
Cholera is a bacterial infection spread through contaminated water. It causes severe diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and death within hours. An outbreak of cholera has spread outside a rural valley in central Haiti, intensifying worries the disease could reach squalid tarp camps that house hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in the capital.Word count: 701
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