Haiti’s government says last month there were 1000 new cases of cholera every day
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Haiti is struggling to deal with a large rise in the number of new cases of cholera infections. The Health Ministry says there were 1000 new cases of the disease each day last month. In line with those figures, the non-profit medical organization Partners in Health, says their cholera clinics treated nearly 4,000 people in April, but in June, that number almost quadrupled to more than 14,000 patients. Since the outbreak started last October, the Haitian government says 6000 people have died and more than 350,000 have been infected. For more we spoke with Cate Oswald who co-ordinates the Partners in Health clinics in Haiti.