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PAHO Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Washington, Oct. 25, 2010 – As of today, the MSPP (Ministère de la santé publique et de la population), with support from partners like PAHO and the CDC, has reported 259 fatalities and 3,342 confirmed cases. Currently there are 12 cholera treatment centers being built to support isolation and treatment of cases: six in Artibonite, one in Central, and five in Port-au-Prince.

The emphasis is on prevention by ensuring clean water, promoting good personal hygiene, and food handling practices, including hand washing and trying to prevent defecation in open areas.

EOC Situation Report #4 - 25 October 2010

Useful Links:

EOC Situation Reports

Conférences de presse Dr. Jon Andrus

Informations techniques

  • The Global Task Force on Cholera Control [English]
  • Acute diarrhoeal diseases in complex emergencies: critical steps [English] [French]
  • First steps for managing an outbreak of acute diarrhoea [English] [French]
  • Cholera fact sheet [English] [French] [Spanish]
  • Cholera outbreak: assessing the outbreak response and improving preparedness [English]  
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    Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

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