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Cholera Incidence Significantly Decreases in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti registered 38 deaths due to cholera in 2018, a significant reduction of deaths due to this disease that from 2010 to today claimed the lives of 9,786 people.

According to the most recent report of that government agency, the figure is considerably lower than last year, when about 159 people died victims of that sickness.

Currently, no community is on alert, and health authorities indicated that in the first two weeks of this month there were about 31 suspected cases.

During that period, the most affected communes were Grand-Bois, Cornillom and Cabaret, in the Western department, with about 18 cases under study.

So far this year the incidence rate per thousand people is 0.26 percent, however, the MPHP has proposed reducing this figure to 0.1 percent, as well as avoiding the rebound of the epidemic.

According to a spokesperson for the Health ministry, the situation of low transmission of the disease is an opportunity to further improve the quality of the response, in order to put a stop to each outbreak early.

The spokesperson also points out that coordination, management, epidemiological surveillance, vaccination, and community response must continue with the same energy to achieve the objective of eliminating the disease in the medium term. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Oct. 30, 2018

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