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Haiti - Epidemic : Last assessment 14.642 cases and 917 deaths
14/11/2010 13:16:22

Haiti - Epidemic : Last assessment 14.642 cases and 917 deaths
Cholera continues to spread throughout the country. This trend should continue in the coming weeks. Outbreaks in remote areas are of particular concern because there are not enough resources to handle cases and implement preventive measures. Partners Health Group following the outbreaks to guide the deployment of human and material resources.

The Haitian government and its partners are putting up 10 new cholera treatment centers (for severe cases), each with a capacity of 100 to 400 beds and have equipped the hospital with triage units. Eight cholera treatment centers, with a total capacity of over 1,000 beds, are operational in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, in addition to 14 public and private hospitals, each with 10 to 50 beds for cholera.

Assessment at the national level:
The last official assessment of the Ministry of Health (cumulative), dated of November 12, reported 14.642 hospitalization since the beginning of the epidemic, either 2.339 cases moreover of the last official assessment (+19.01%) and 917 deaths, either 121 new additional deaths (+15.20%).

Port au Prince and metropolitan area:
In Port-au-Prince and metropolitan area, (Port-au-Prince: Carrefour, Cité Soleil, Delmas, Kenscoff, Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Tabarre and Croix des Bouquets) it reported 607 hospitalization since the first reported case in this area, either 164 cases moreover of the last official (+37%) and 27 deaths, either 14 new additional deaths (+107%).

Note: The official figures, integrate since the last two assessment , the data sent by departments to the Department of Epidemiology and now include the cases reported by NGOs and the Cuban medical mission.

Last info
The cholera epidemic is officially declared in Léogâne where the first 2 cases were confirmed Friday by the National laboratory. Several other suspect cases, were reported. One of the possible causes of the cholera with Léogâne would be the transmission by the food trade coming from contaminated zones.

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