Cholera in Hispaniola Island – Risk Assesment

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Considering the magnitude and wide dispersion of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti in conjunction with the complex humanitarian crisis currently faces by the country, the limited resources to control the epidemic, as well as the constant migratory flow to the Dominican Republic, the risk on the island of Hispaniola is assessed as Very High.

In the Region of the Americas, considering the constant migratory flow from Haiti to countries and territories in the Region of the Americas, the heterogeneous capacity of the States Parties to detect and respond to cholera outbreaks, as well as the exhaustion of health workers due to concurrent public health emergencies, the regional risk is assessed as Moderate.