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Residents of a poor neighborhood of the northern Haiti city hold a protest saying that the local hospital was not taking care of patients from their area and that people were dying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A man who came down with cholera is brought into a treatment enter in Gonaives, Haiti on Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Dozens of children who have come down with cholera, a water-borne disease that causes severe dehydration, await treatment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Patients receive IVs fluids at a treatment center in Gonaives. Around the country, the toll from cholera is nearly 600, though many believe the actual number may be much higher.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Cholera victims await treatment. Earlier a city dump truck trolled the streets picking up unclaimed bodies to take to an empty area behind the main cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A nurse administers IV fluids to dozens of children who have contracted cholera. The outbreak began late last month in the Artibonite region north of the capital Port-au-Prince.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A young mother holds her baby while an IV drip combats the effects of cholera at a treatment center. Children are especially vulnerable.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Eliana Kelomice, 34, right, weeps with other women for the pastor of their church, Marc Theodore, who died of cholera.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The body of a cholera victims lies in the open at the Boyo funeral home, as the freezer storage area is full.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Extra workers were hired to help make coffins at the Boyo funeral home to accommodate the growing number of cholera victims.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The body of Elimaine Batiste is placed into a coffin after she died overnight at a treatment center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Family members carry the coffin of Elimaine Batiste through the streets as they take her for burial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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