By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Haiti health officials (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population) report that since the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on October 2, 1,045 confirmed cases and 241 deaths.
Eight departments have reported confirmed cases to date–Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud and Sud-Est.
Among confirmed cases with available age and sex information, 45% are aged 19 years or younger. The most affected age group is 1 to 4-year-olds, followed by 30 to 39-year-olds.
Haiti went more than three years without reporting a cholera case until October this year.
Between October 2010 and February 2019, over 820,000 cases of cholera, including nearly 10,000 deaths, were reported in Haiti.
On October 20, 2010, an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti for the first time in more than a century, ten months after the catastrophic earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and displaced over 1 million.
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