Thanks to Mike Perrett for alerting me to this report in AlterPresse: Haiti-Cholera: 12 deaths and hundreds of people infected in Artibonite, in less than two months. Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
Gonaives, December 18 2015 [AlterPresse] --- A dozen deaths and hundreds of people infected with cholera were registered in the department of Artibonite, in less than two months, the online agency AlterPresse has learned.
From beginning of November until 12 December 2015, the latest report of the health management of the Artibonite reported 1,310 cases, where an outbreak of the cholera is reported.
"During the epidemiological week of November, 537 people were hospitalized with cholera, of 837 cases reported in all health institutions in the Artibonite," the health director of the Artibonite, Dr. Nathan Zéphirin.
"Six cases of institutional deaths, including two at the hospital Alma Mater (Ham) Gros Morne, three to Providence Hospital in Gonaïves (Hpg) and a health center Ali Marmelade were recorded,"he said.
For the first epidemiological week of December (1st to December 7, 2015), 138 people were hospitalized with cholera, 236 cases received in health facilities common to Artibonite.
Three deaths - including one at Providence Hospital in Gonaïves (Hpg) Toussaint Louverture in a health center of Ennery and another case occurred at the Gonaives community - were recorded.
From 6 to 12 December, 2015, 150 people were hospitalized with acute diarrhea out of 247 cases.
"Three new cases of deaths, including two at the Providence hospital in Gonaïves (Hpg) and another case in the hospital Alma Mater Gros Morne, were recorded," says Nathan Zéphirin.
Cases of infected persons were reported in Labranle, 5th communal section of Gonaives, in Pierre Payen, 1st communal section of St. Mark (in the lower Artibonite) in all communal sections of Gros Morne, to Ennery and Saint-Michel de l'Attalaye.
The rise of the cholera epidemic is much more pronounced in Gros Morne (in the upper Artibonite), where cases of infected people identified in rural and urban areas of this county.
Some of the communal sections of Gros Morne and St. Michael the Attalaye face a lack of access to toilets.
Meanwhile, MSPP has not updated its daily cholera reports since November 12, when it reported 25 new cholera cases, 17 requiring hospitalization.