Death toll nears 3,500 from cholera epidemic in Haiti
Health officials said 3,481 people had died from cholera in Haiti in less than three months of the epidemic that is not yet under control.
Haiti's Health Ministry said it had recorded 157,300 cases of infection since the outbreak in October, DPA reported.
It said an average of 22 people were dying each day by the end of the year, down from a previous daily high of 60.
Many international disease specialists believe the actual numbers of victims are higher than the official counts, and predict that during 2011 the epidemic will continue to ravage the population that has no natural immunity to it.