The number of cholera cases reported in Hispaniola is down this year compared to 2017. In 2017, a total of 13,803 suspected cases of cholera were reported on the island of Hispaniola: 13,681 cases (including 159 deaths) in Haiti and 122 cases (including 4 deaths) in the Dominican Republic. To date in 2018, a total of 3,224 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Hispaniola, 96% in Haiti.
In Haiti, from the beginning of the year through the first week in September, 3,111 suspected cases were reported, including 37 deaths. The incidence rate for 2018 is 25.5 cases per 100,000 population, which is the lowest recorded incidence since the beginning of the outbreak.
In the Dominican Republic through mid-September, 113 suspected cases of cholera were reported, representing an incidence rate of 1.52 cases per 100,000 population; this incidence rate is greater than the incidence rate reported for the same period in 2017 (1.43 cases per 100,000 population). Of the cases reported this year, 77% (n= 87) correspond to an outbreak that affected the province of Independencia between July and August 2018. In 2018, one death has been reported related to the outbreak in the province of Independencia.
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