Situation Overview in the Caribbean - 14 December 2010

The recent Cholera outbreak in Haiti has spurred global action to manage cases and to prevent further spread. Proximity and the frequency of travel between islands make other Caribbean countries especially vulnerable. Following Hurricane Tomas, several islands suffered damage to water facilities and health infrastructure, which has placed these countries at greater risk in the eventuality of a Cholera outbreak. PAHO is currently collaborating with the Eastern Caribbean Donor Group for Disaster Management and Ministries of Health for a project on Caribbean Cholera Preparedness.

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