According to information reaching here from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, the Public Health and People’s Ministry (MSPP) said in a recent report that the figures were updated till Feb. 9.
The cholera outbreak began on October 2010 in Haiti and since then it has affected 231,070 people, 124,482 of them were hospitalized.
The Artibonite region continues being the most affected by the epidemic with a total of 866 deaths, while in the West department 823 people have died. Cholera were reported in 10 departments of the Caribbean country.
We are reminded of the old saying that goes like this…”If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there…does it make a noise?”
This concept can be switched to a comment, to the effect that…”If a village dies of cholera, and there are no witnesses’, are they added to the total??”
If you Google the death rates for cholera…with adequate and inadequate treatment, a total of 200,000 infections will, under the best circumstances, cause more than 5,000 deaths. What is the motivation behind the underestimation of loss, with no explanations?