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23 Feb 2015 description

Weekly
February 20, 2015 / 64(06);137-140

J. Wysler Domercant, MD1, Florence D. Guillaume, MD2, Barbara J. Marston, MD1,3, David W. Lowrance, MD1, Haiti Health Systems Recovery Team, Ministry of Health, Republic of Haiti (Author affiliations at end of text)

13 Jan 2015 description

Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system. Working with the Haitian government, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners have made progress toward the reconstruction of the public health sector to establish disease surveillance systems, enhance laboratory capacity, and develop human capacity in clinical services, epidemiology, and public health leadership.

01 Nov 2010 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - The Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population has received the results of laboratory testing showing that the cholera strain linked to the current outbreak in Haiti is most similar to cholera strains found in South Asia. More information about this strain, including the possibility that it might be found in other regions of the world, is anticipated from additional studies. The findings were reported as part of laboratory collaboration between the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) in Haiti and the U.S.

22 Oct 2010 description

UPDATE: This information is current as of October 22, 2010 at 11:30pm EDT

An outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti on October 21, 2010. Cholera had not been documented in Haiti for decades so cholera outbreaks were considered unlikely in Haiti immediately following the earthquake in January, 2010.

23 Apr 2010 description

Key recommendations

- A reliable malaria surveillance system should be established as soon as possible. The system should detect cases and monitor trends, based upon laboratory confirmation of Plasmodium falciparum infection in persons with fever.

17 Mar 2010 description

Key recommendations

Diagnostic capacity and surveillance:

  • Conduct outreach to encourage health care providers to consider leptospirosis in the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illnesses and to undertake laboratory investigation for leptospirosis and other potential causes.
  • Increase availability of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits for initial diagnosis and access to laboratory facilities with capacity to perform those tests.
23 Feb 2010 description
  1. Key recommendations

    - A reliable malaria surveillance system should be established as soon as possible. The system should detect cases and monitor trends, based upon laboratory confirmation of Plasmodium falciparum infection in persons with fever.

08 Feb 2010 description

À la suite d'une catastrophe naturelle, nombre de survivants présentent des réactions aiguës au stress. Les réactions au stress peuvent apparaître immédiatement après les événements traumatiques ou après plusieurs jours ou même plusieurs semaines.

30 Jan 2010 description

Risque de maladie après un tremblement de terre majeur

Après le tremblement de terre qui s'est produit en Haïti, vous pouvez avoir été exposé à la transmission d'une maladie par le biais des facteurs suivants :

- Nourriture ou eau contaminées

- Moustiques ou autres insectes

- Contacts rapprochés avec une personne malade

30 Jan 2010 description

CDC is working with others in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. CDC's current response focuses on collaborating with national and international partners to meet urgent public health needs and establishing liaisons and coordination needed for successful, long range public health programs in response to the earthquake.

21 Jan 2010 description

This information is current as of January 21, 2010, 8:30 PM ET

CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. CDC's current response focuses on collaborating with national and international partners to meet urgent public health needs and establishing liaisons and coordination needed for successful, long range public health programs in response to the earthquake.

19 Jan 2010 description

This information is current as of January 19, 2010 9:00 PM ET

CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.

The earthquake has had a devastating effect on the population of Haiti. Millions of Haitians have been affected. Critical infrastructure (transportation, communication, healthcare) in affected areas has been destroyed or severely damaged.

18 Jan 2010 description

This information is current as of January 18, 2010, 5:00 PM ET

CDC is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), various branches of the U.S. military, and other federal and international agencies to help communities in Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.

The earthquake has had a devastating effect on the population of Haiti. Millions of Haitians have been affected. Critical infrastructure (transportation, communication, healthcare) in affected areas has been destroyed or severely damaged.

16 Jan 2010 description

This information is current as of today, January 16, 2010 at 18:31 EST

This notice is to advise relief workers and other personnel traveling to Haiti to assist with the humanitarian response following the January 12th earthquake near Port-au-Prince. Conditions in the area remain hazardous, including extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure.

Before You Depart for Haiti

Recommended Vaccines

A number of vaccines are recommended for travelers to Haiti.

14 Jan 2010 description

Based on previous experience with disasters in Haiti and earthquakes in other countries, CDC has a general understanding of what the public health needs will be in Haiti following the January 12th earthquake.