More than 60,000 people in earthquake-devastated Haiti have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus and other diseases, but additional teams are urgently needed to wrap up this immunization campaign, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. Agency spokesperson Paul Garwood said that the campaign that kicked off on 16 February has so far reached some 62,000 people, or 10 percent of the target population. Local staff trained by the Health Ministry, along with NGOs, are also helping to administer the immunizations, he said. Garwood added that there have been no recorded increases in outbreaks of infectious diseases. Respiratory infections are the main cause of illness, followed by trauma, injury, diarrhea and suspected malaria cases. (U.N. News Service)

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