Haiti cholera update: October 2022
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Between October 2010 and February 2019, more than 820,000 cases of cholera, including nearly 10,000 deaths, were reported in Haiti.
On October 20, 2010, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in Haiti for the first time in more than a century, ten months after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced more than a million people.
After more than 3 years of not reporting any cholera cases in Haiti, on October 2, 2022, national authorities reported two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the Greater Port-au-Prince region.
Since this notification in early October 2022 and through October 30, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) has reported a total of 3,429 suspected cases in 6 departments of the country, including 399 confirmed cases, 2,942 suspected cases in hospitals, and 89 cases Registered death.
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This includes the cases and deaths reported in the Seville de Port-au-Prince prison outbreak.
50% of cases are in individuals 19 years of age or younger. The age group most affected is the 1 to 4 year age group, followed by the 5 to 9 year age group.
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