Haiti: Cholera Figures (as of July 2015)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 12 Aug 2015 View Original

Overall, the epidemic is following a positive trend since its start in October 2010. This notwithstanding, the weekly incidence rate in July 2015 is twice 2014's, and the first half of the year has registered triple the number of cases and deaths than the same period in 2014. Currently, most cases are registered in the high-risk Departments of West, Centre, Artibonite and North, but vigilance needs to maintained throughout the country, as local outbreaks can emerge anywhere. Various neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince's metropolitan continue to be affected due to favorable conditions to cholera transmission such as poor access to safe water and sanitation. The humanitarian community remains in alert in light of the start of the rainy/ hurricane season.

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