Photoblog: Haiti - Spencer Platt/ Getty Images

St. Marc, Haiti – October 27, 2010
Patients suffering from cholera-like symptoms lay on the floor at a hospital run by the Haitian government and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, has been further unsettled by an outbreak of cholera which has so far killed nearly 300 people as of Oct 26. The epidemic has affected the central Artibonite and Central Plateau regions with 3,612 cases so far on record.