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Haiti cholera outbreak: UN warns of long epidemic

26 October 2010 Last updated at 07:00 BST

The United Nations is warning that the cholera epidemic in Haiti could fester for years with tens of thousands of people threatened by the outbreak, despite some signs the number of cases is beginning to stabilise.

More than 250 people have been killed and the UN says the disease has a strong foothold in the country.

Laura Trevelyan reports.