Epidemiological Alert: Update on the Cholera situation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (Published on 7 June 2011)
In Haiti, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) case surveillance system eported that as of EW 19 there was an increase in the number of hospitalized patients in Port-au-Prince and the Centre department. This increase coincides with the beginning of the rainy season in Haiti.
While in Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Public Health informs that since the beginning of the outbreak up to EW 20 of 2011 there were 1,329 laboratory confirmed cases (191 in 2010 and 1,138 in 2011), including 27 deaths. The Distrito Nacional and the provinces of Santiago, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romano and the border provinces of Independencia and Elías Piña also registered an increase in cases with respect to the previous weeks.