Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 4 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 1 January 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym), reported a total of 22,469 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 1,561 confirmed cases, 18,729 hospitalized suspected cases, and 452 registered deaths. This represents an increase in the last 7 days of 15% in suspected cases (N=2,877), 9% in confirmed cases (N=134) and 25% in deaths (N=89). As of 1 January 2023, 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 2.0%.