Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 10 January 2023
Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on 2 October 2022, to 7 January 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 23,044 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 1,576 confirmed cases, 18,699 hospitalized suspected cases, and 464 registered deaths. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 3% in suspected cases (N=679), 2% in confirmed cases (N=26) and 3% in deaths (N=14). As of 7 January 2023, 9 departments have confirmed cases (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse, Nippes, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est). To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2.0%.