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Epidemiological Alert- Regional

Health Care 10 Oct, 2022 Follow News

Epidemiological Alert- Regional

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported that on 2 October 2022, Haiti detected two confirmed cases of cholera. In addition there is a cluster of more than 20 suspected cases and 7 deaths which are under investigation. This is the first resurgence of cholera in Haiti in more than three years. Cholera is a bacterial disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, and is transmitted through consumption of contaminated food or water.

In response to the outbreak in the region, the Cayman Islands will continue surveillance efforts to monitor for any suspected cholera cases. Currently, no cases have been detected.

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