Cholera outbreak in Hispaniola 2022 - Situation Report 11
In Haiti, as of 2 of January 2023, the Department of Epidemiology, Laboratories, and Research (DELR) reports 22,563 suspected cholera cases in all 10 departments of the country. Of these, 1,561 cases have been confirmed in nine departments: 1,097 (69%) in Ouest, followed by 242 in Centre, 63 in Sud-Est, and 58 in Artibonite. In Haiti, high levels of insecurity and limited access to fuel and populations continue to be major challenges in the response to the cholera outbreak.
In the Dominican Republic, on 28 December the Ministry of Public Health confirmed 2 new cholera cases (both female, 33 and 44 years old). These have no travel history, and both are residents in La Zurza sector in Santo Domingo, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 10, two of them imported from Haiti. PAHO/WHO is providing technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health in monitoring, investigating, and responding to cholera alerts, and in prevention activities through risk communication and community engagement.