WHO Reports no Rise in Infectious Diseases in Haiti

The World Health Organization confirmed there has not been an increase in infectious diseases in Haiti more than a month after a massive earthquake hit the country. The United Nations based its claim on a health surveillance conducted in 52 different locations across Haiti. Respiratory infections, diarrhea and malaria emerged as main causes of death. There were also isolated cases of typhoid, measles and diphtheria.

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