Summary of the situation
In 2017, a total of 13,803 suspected cases of cholera were reported on the island of Hispaniola: 13,681 cases (including 159 deaths) in Haiti and 122 cases (including 4 deaths) in the Dominican Republic.
Eastern North Pacific and Mexico and Baja California Peninsula (Alert)
On 7 August 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported Hurricane John is located 320 miles south west of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and 345 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, with strong wind gusts; it is expected to become a major hurricane tonight or early tomorrow. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.
Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 30 of 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) have reported confirmed diphtheria cases. In 2017, four countries in the Region (Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) had reported confirmed diphtheria cases.
The following is a summary of the situation in each country with reported confirmed diphtheria cases in 2018.
Washington, DC, 27 de julio de 2018 (OPS/OMS).- En vísperas del Día Mundial contra la Hepatitis, el 28 de julio, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) hace un llamado a los países de las Américas para que intensifiquen urgentemente sus esfuerzos con el fin de garantizar el diagnóstico oportuno y el tratamiento de las hepatitis.