As a consequence of hurricane Matthew, in the month of October the number of suspected cholera cases increased from 2,236 - reported between 4 September and 1st October - to 5,100 cases - registered between 9 October and 5 November. About 52% of these new cases were reported in the departments of Grand’ Anse and Sud; these departments reported only 8% of suspect cases before the hurricane struck In November the number of suspect cases reduced by 25%, going from 2,400 in october to 1,800 suspect cases in november. The national trend follows the same curve with the disease being controlled thanks to improvements in the treatment of patients, the increase in the number of rapid response teams and the vaccination campaign.
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