Cholera Outbreak in Hispaniola #10 – 22 December 2022 – Haiti – ReliefWeb

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In Haiti, as of 20 December 2022, the Department of Epidemiology, Laboratories, and Research (DELR) reports 18,469 suspected cholera cases in all 10 departments of the country since the first cases were reported on 2 October. Of these, 1,380 cases have been confirmed in nine departments, of which 1,024 (74.2%) of were reported in the Ouest Department, followed by 157 in Centre, 60 in Sud Est, and 54 in Artibonite.
In Haiti, high levels of insecurity and limited access to populations continue to be major challenges in the response to the cholera outbreak.
In Haiti, PAHO/WHO continues to support the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population – MSPP) and partners, including:
Strategic and technical support for the implementation of the first phase of the cholera vaccination campaign with more than 1,170,000 doses, which began on 18 December in Ouest and Centre Departments.
Technical and logistical support to field investigations in all departments, strengthening completeness and quality of data and transportation of samples.
Distribution of cholera kits and other essential supplies by air and land to ensure quality management of cases at Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs) and Oral Rehydration Points (ORPs) in 9 departments.
In the Dominican Republic, 6 new cholera cases (all male between 4-49 years old) have been confirmed in Santo Domingo in addition to the 2 imported cases from Haiti reported in October and November, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8. PAHO/WHO is providing technical and logistic support to the Ministry of Health in monitoring, investigating, and responding to cholera alerts, including prevention activities through risk communication and community engagement.
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