Haiti: Cholera snapshot (published as of March 2014)
For the month of February, 1,392 suspected cases of cholera were reported by the Ministry of Public Health, compared to 1,429 suspected cases for the month of January.
This is the lowest number of suspected cases since the start of the epidemic.
However, given the poor state of hygiene and sanitation and the difficulties to access drinking water in the country, the risk of contamination remains high. Therefore, response efforts need to continue especially as Haiti enters the first rainy season, which, based on trends of previous years, could result in an increase of suspected cases.
Compared to the same period in 2013 reported cases and deaths decreased by more than 75%.
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