Haiti: Confirmed cholera cases top 1,400


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Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholera O1 In Greater Port-au-Prince on October 2, 2022to December 23, 2022, The Haitian Ministry of Publication and Population It reported a total of 19,378 suspected cases across 10 departments in the country, including 1,427 confirmed cases, 16,581 suspected hospitalizations, and 355 recorded deaths.

Cases were confirmed in nine departments (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse, Niepce, Nord, Nord-Quest, Ouest-Sud and Sud-Est).

To date, the death rate among suspected cases is 1.8%.

the Pan American Health Organization The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that current conditions in Haiti must be taken into account when analyzing the epidemiological situation of the cholera outbreak using available official data. Epidemiological surveillance is affected by the complex humanitarian and security crisis, in addition to the limited access to fuel across the country, resulting in limited access to health services and laboratories. Moreover, most of the population in the country is extremely vulnerable to well-established chains of cholera transmission in the provinces and communes. The humanitarian crisis and insecurity have worsened in recent months. This has significantly undermined the efforts of the Ministry of Phytosanitary and other organizations to implement prevention and control measures, including epidemiological surveillance, resulting in underreporting of cases.

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