Haiti records nearly 100 cholera deaths in first two months of 2016

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti says it has recorded 96 people have died from cholera during the first two months of this year.

The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) said there were also 7, 782 cases of the disease during the period January 1 to February 27.

But it said that the trend is towards a decrease in the number of cases following the outbreak US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention described as the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history.

A bleak outlook for food prices in Haiti

The prices for imported and local food in Haiti has increased about 10 percent, the National Coordination fro Food Security reported. The increase in prices is due to several factors including a significant drop in agricultural production and the drastic depreciation of the Haitian gourde against the U.S. dollar and Dominican peso.

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