Haiti cholera outbreak grows
As of the most recent reports on Saturday evening, the disease has killed at least 208 people and sickened another 2,674.
There are concerns tens of thousands of people made homeless by January's earthquake could be at risk.
The outbreak began in the rural Artibonite region, which hosts more than one million quake refugees. Cases have now been confirmed outside of Artibonite, in Arcahaie, a town closer to the capital.
Health officials fear what could happen if the disease spreads to Port-au-Prince, where hundreds of thousands of quake survivors live in tarp camps.
"If the epidemic makes its way to Port-au-Prince, where children and families are living in unsanitary, overcrowded camps, the results could be disastrous," said Dr. Estrella Serrano, World Vision's emergency response health and nutrition manager.
Reuters reported that UN humanitarian spokeswoman Imogen Wall said five cases of cholera have been reported in Port-au-Prince, but she said those people contracted the disease in the Artibonite region before they returned to the capital and became sick.
"They were very quickly diagnosed and isolated," Wall told Reuters. "This is not a new location of infection."
Red Cross spokeswoman Julie Sell said that beginning Monday teams would begin teaching disease prevention to people living in the refugee camps.
"We are taking this very seriously, but we also want to make sure that every one of our people have the information they need," she said.
With files from The Associated Press