Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 20 December 2022

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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 18 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 17,629 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 1,349 confirmed cases, 14,972 hospitalized suspected cases, and 316 registered deaths. This represents an increase of 19% in suspected cases (N=2,852), 7% in confirmed cases (N=87) and 9% in deaths (N=25) compared to the Update of 13 December 2022. As of 18 December 2022, 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 1.8%.