TITLE

Update: Outbreak of Cholera -- Haiti, 2010

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/10/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 48, p1586
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents updates on the outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010. On October 21, 2010, the first cholera outbreak in the country was confirmed by the Haitian National Public Health Laboratory. Surveillance data were obtained from the country's Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) which showed that the epidemic had spread nationwide and that cases of hospitalizations and deaths had increased in November. Between November 27 and December 3, the average daily number of deaths was 41 and the overall case-fatality ratio (CFR) was 2.3%.
ACCESSION #
57271213

 

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