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.
After more than 3 years with no cases of cholera reported in Haiti, on 2 October 2022, the national authorities reported two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
In addition, clusters of suspected cases and deaths are under investigation in various communes of Ouest Department, including the communes of Cité Soleil and Port-au-Prince.
Gang violence, the security crisis and fuel shortages in the area is affecting access to the area for timely assessment of the situation and possibly access to safe water and health services.
PAHO says these factors would have an impact on the dynamics of the cholera resurgence and on the severity of the disease in patients with acute diarrhea.
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