Haiti confirmed cholera cases top 1,000


by NewsDesk Laugh

Haitian health officials (Ministry of Public Health and Population) report that since the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince region on October 2, there have been 1,045 confirmed cases and 241 deaths.

Photo/Robert Herrmann

Eight departments have reported confirmed cases to date – Artibonite, Centre, Grand Anse Nord, Nord Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud Est.

Of the confirmed cases with information on age and gender available, 45% are aged 19 or younger. The age group most affected is the 1- to 4-year-olds, followed by the 30- to 39-year-olds.

Haiti went more than three years without a reported case of cholera until October this year.

The Dominican Republic reported its second imported case of cholera

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, an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti for the first time in over a century, ten months after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced over a million.

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