Haiti: Chikungunya Outbreak - Jul 2014

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The first cases of chikungunya were confirmed in Haiti during the last week of April 2014. The disease was first detected in the Caribbean in December 2013, in St Martin. The Government reported a cumulative total of 39,343 cases between 31 May and 16 Jun 2014 in all 10 departments, with the West department reporting 67 per cent of cases. (IFRC, 3 Jul 2014)

By mid-August, over 68,000 cases had been reported. However, after a peak in the beginning of June, the number of new cases per week had decreased considerably from over 12,000 to 315. (IFRC, 8 Oct 2014)

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