Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

Created April 13, 2011

PAHO, Health Cluster Bulletin at 2:

“[B]etween 20 October 2010 and 28 February 2011, the cumulative number of reported cholera cases was 249,937, including 4,670 deaths... The observed cumulative incidence of cholera cases since the beginning of the outbreak is of 24 per 1,000 inhabitants,”

DOS, Travel Warningfor Haiti:

“The January 12, 2010 earthquake significantly damaged key infrastructure and greatly reduced the capacity of Haiti's medical facilities. A recent outbreak of cholera – compounded by inadequate public sanitation – has killed thousands of Haitians, strained the capacity of medical facilities and personnel, and undermined their ability to attend to emergencies....

PAHO, Cholera Press Briefing at 5:10:

“We need to plan for enough supplies to treat as many as 400,000 cholera cases occurring over the next twelve months. We need to plan for up to have of those cases occurring over the next three months because of the explosive nature of this epidemic.”

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