Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 13 December 2022
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 11 December 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 14,777 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 1,262 confirmed cases, 12,709 hospitalized suspected cases, and 291 registered deaths. This represents an increase of 9% in suspected cases (N=1,323), 7% in confirmed cases (N=85) and 3% in deaths (N=10) compared to the Update of 6 December 2022. As of 11 December 2022, 8 departments have confirmed cases (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est). To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2%.