Cholera outbreak in Hispaniola 2023 - Situation Report 12
In Haiti, as of 16 of January 2023, the Department of Epidemiology, Laboratories, and Research (DELR) reports 24,451 suspected cholera cases in all 10 departments of the country. Of these, 1,870 cases have been confirmed in ten departments: 1,144 (61%) in Ouest, followed by 287 in Centre, 83 in Sud Est, and 85 in Artibonite.
In the Dominican Republic, on 18 January the Ministry of Public Health confirmed 6 new cholera cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25, five of which imported from Haiti and 17 in two sectors in Santo Domingo. PAHO/WHO is providing technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health in investigating and responding to cholera alerts, prevention activities through risk communication and community engagement as well as in the upcoming vaccination campaign.