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Kenscoff loses 22 as Haiti’s cholera deaths climb to 700


PORT-AU-PRINCE — Twenty-two people have died of cholera in Kenscoff, a commune of Pétion-Ville, in a 9-day period, a local official told The Haitian Times. The deaths are among nearly 700 confirmed cases and 7,201 suspected cases that national health authorities reported last week. 

Massillon Jean, Kenscoff’s interim executive agent, said the 22 deaths happened in different parts of his commune between Oct. 31 and Nov. 8. Three people died in the section of Grand-Fond, two others in Soursailles and 17 in the Bellefontaine area. He said more than 80 other people were infected.

People cannot seek treatment because of kidnappings and killings taking place in the area, Jean said.

Overview:

Twenty-two people have died of cholera in Kenscoff, Haiti, from Oct.31 to Nov. 8, prompting Kenscoff officials to set up a management team that includes community health agents.

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