Authorities: Disease Could Be Next Big Haiti Crisis

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Another small miracle has occurred in the middle of the devastation in Haiti.

A 5-year old boy was found on Wednesday in the wreckage of his home, dehydrated, but otherwise alright.

Sadly, rescuers are losing hope for more such miracles of finding more survivors as time passes.

The official number of dead remains at around 200,000 with approximately 80,000 people buried in mass graves. Burial workers say the number of the dead is unbelievable. Relief workers say the death toll could rise.

The number of people left homeless has risen to 2 million and 250,000 are in need of urgent aid.

Survivors with injuries may have to wait up to 12 days for medical help. Medical experts say untreated festering wounds, contaminated water, and disease-carrying insects could lead to many people becoming sick in the makeshift camps.

"The next health risk could include outbreaks of diarrhea, respiratory tract infections and other diseases among hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in overcrowded camps with poor or nonexistent sanitation," Dr. Greg Elder, deputy operations manager for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti, told the Associated Press.

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