Through the first week of September, Haiti has reported 26,799 suspected cholera cases, including 242 related deaths, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
The numbers of cases and deaths reported in 2016 are higher than those reported during the same period in 2015 and 2014.
From Oct. 2010 through Dec. 2015, Haiti has reported 754,373 cholera cases and 8,964 deaths, making it the worst outbreak in recorded history. This is after about a century of being cholera free on the Caribbean Island .
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Last month, after six years of denial, the United Nations acknowledged that the peacekeepers played a role in the initial outbreak and that a “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be needed to respond to the crisis.
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