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22 October 2010

Cholera hits hundreds in Haiti

Victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak are being treated on hospital floors because all the beds are taken, and fever-wracked patients are waiting hours for a doctor to reach them.

Some of the victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak are being treated on hospital floors because all the beds are taken, and fever-wracked patients are waiting hours for a doctor to reach them.

With lines of families bringing their young children to patiently sit inside the hospital, the corridors and even the hospital yard is filling up so fast that nurses wearing bright white smocks and surgical masks have to pick their way through piles of victims sprawled out on the floor.

 

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