Death Toll: 2,535
Total Affected: 114,497
Location: Cholera has spread to all 10 provinces of Haiti, some cases have been reported in the Dominican Republic and Florida, USA
Artibonite has been most affected by the cholera outbreak, with 807
How it began:
It is believed that the epidemic began with an imported strain of the disease that could be traced back to UN peacekeepers from Nepal.
“The body of 7-year-old Kevin Francois, who according to his mother died of cholera in route to the hospital, lies in the street covered as a man, pulls the body of his father-in-law to the cemetery after he found him dead of cholera in the street near his home in Cap Haitian, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died.”