Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 24 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 21 January 2023, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 25,803 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 1,938 confirmed cases, 21,995 hospitalized suspected cases, and 511 registered deaths. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 6% in suspected cases (N=1,571), 11% in confirmed cases (N=196) and 6% in deaths (N=28). As of 21 January 2023, in the 10 departments have been confirmed cases. To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2.0%.