Via AlterPresse, an April 28 report: Haiti-Cholera: 225 cases of infection including 29 deaths in one month in the Central Plateau. Excerpt from an edited Google translation from French:
Hinche, April 28, 2012 [AlterPresse] --- At least 225 cholera cases were recorded during recent days in the department of the Central Plateau (east / northeast), according to data provided to the local correspondent of AlterPresse.
The town of Hinche, the main town of the department, currently has the largest number of infections: 199 people infected and 29 dead in one month, from March 27 to April 28, 2012.
The departmental coordinator of the NGO Haitian Relief for blind, disabled destitute of the Central department (SAHDEC), responsible for 7 Cholera Treatment Centers (CTC), Mary Maude Caesar, says the victims are in the communities of Rhodesia, Rincon, Los Palma, Apricot, Abriot-Decide, Bouhouc and Laby.
Caesar invites all governmental and nongovernmental organizations to come see the extent of the disease. "There are people who simply just submit reports without having a clue what is happening on the ground," she says.
Reached by telephone by the online agency AlterPresse, the coordinator of the Board of the first section of Juanaria (in Hinche), Edner Fils Aimé, confirms having received reports of deaths from cholera.
"I received calls from regional Rincon, of Decide, and demands from Abriot for plastic bags to bury the dead," he says.
Fils Aimé has reported 20 new deaths between Wednesday 25 and Saturday, April 28, bringing to 29 the number of deaths registered from 27 March to 28 April.
In addition 10 people including two children are hospitalized. The CTC SThérèse of Hinche has regularly received 4 to 6 people per day confirms the nurse Magda Jean.
In Mirebalais, in the lower Central Plateau, from 10 to 15 patients are seen daily and 15 patients are hospitalized, according to nurse Lologne Rosemy, who is responsible for the only CTC in the area.
She said the recent rains that have battered the region could be one of the main causes of this dramatic rebound of the disease.