Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Vast Majority of American Cholera Cases Are in Haiti

As the UN began a cholera epidemic in Haiti almost six years ago, many may not realize that it is still a major problem. Recent reports show that 96% of cholera cases in the Americas are in Haiti. The rates of cholera death and infection have also been higher in 2016 than in the same time period in 2014 and 2015. Much work needs to be done to slow and end the epidemic.

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Haiti – Health : 96% of all cases of cholera in the Americas Region are in Haiti


September 13, 2016

For the first 34 weeks of 2016, a total of 27,839 cholera cases were reported in three countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,039), Ecuador (For isolated cases of cholera), and Haiti (26,799), which alone accounts for 96% of all cholera cases reported in the Region of the Americas up to EW 33 of 2016.


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