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Epidemiological Update – Cholera – 4 January 2023 – Haiti – ReliefWeb

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Summary of the current situation
Haiti
Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on 2 October 2022, to 1 January 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym)2, reported a total of 22,469 suspected cases (Figure 1) in 10 departments of the country, including 1,561 confirmed cases, 18,729 hospitalized suspected cases, and 452 registered deaths3. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 15% in suspected cases (N=2,877), 9% in confirmed cases (N=134) and 25% in deaths (N=89). As of 1 January 2023, 9 departments have confirmed cases (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est). To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2.0%.
Of a total of 4,266 samples analyzed by the National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP for its acronym in French), 1,561 were confirmed (36.6% positivity rate).
Dominican Republic
On 28 December 2022, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Public Health confirmed two additional cases of cholera in the country corresponding to 2 females of 33 and 44 years of age respectively, all of Dominican nationality, residents of the La Zurza sector of the National District, and with no travel history. To date, a total of 10 confirmed cases have been reported in the Dominican Republic, 2 of them imported from Haiti. The Ministry’s press release is available at: https://bit.ly/3vDX3KF.
The latest risk assessment of the Cholera event in La Hispaniola Island (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), published on 2 December 2022, assesses the event as very high risk in La Hispaniola Island, moderate at regional level, and low at global level, available at: https://bit.ly/3UKuVzW.
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