Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 15 November 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 13 November 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 9,076 suspected cases in 8 departments of the country, including 816 confirmed cases, 7,623 hospitalized suspected cases, and 175 registered deaths. This represents an increase of 33% in suspected cases (N=2,262), 25% in confirmed cases (N=163) and 22% in deaths (N=31) compared to the Update of November 8, 2022. To date, 4 departments have confirmed cases (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse and Ouest). As of November 13th, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2%.
Of a total of 2,019 samples analyzed by the National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP for its acronym in French), 639 were confirmed (40.4% positivity rate).