Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 31 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 28 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 27,099 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 2,056 confirmed cases, 23,196 hospitalized suspected cases, and 560 registered deaths. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 5% in suspected cases (N=1,296), 6% in confirmed cases (N=118) and 10% in deaths (N=49). As of 28 January 2023, all 10 departments have confirmed cases. To date, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2.1%.