Epidemiological Alert - Resurgence of cholera in Haiti - 2 October 2022

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After more than 3 years with no cases of cholera reported in Haiti, on 2 October 2022, the national authorities reported two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area. In addition, as of 2 October 2022, clusters of suspected cases and deaths are under investigation in various communes of Ouest Department, including the communes of Cité Soleil and Port-au-Prince. The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States strengthen their surveillance systems for the timely detection of cholera cases and for outbreaks of acute diarrheal disease, and to update their preparedness and response plans. In addition, PAHO/WHO reiterates to Member States to continue their efforts and reinforce actions to improve water and sanitation quality and conditions.