Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 28 February 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 24 February 2023, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 33,185 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 2,398 confirmed cases, 29,288 hospitalized suspected cases, and 594 registered deaths. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 5% in suspected cases (N=1,432), 3% in confirmed cases (N=80) and 0% in deaths (N=0). As of 24 February 2023, all 10 departments have confirmed cases. To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 1.8% (institutional fatality rate is 1.3%).