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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

Dispatch

Rapid Assessment of Cholera-related Deaths, Artibonite Department, Haiti, 2010

Janell A. RouthComments to Author , Anagha Loharikar1, Marie-Délivrance Bernadette Fouché, Emily J. Cartwright2, Sharon L. Roy, Elizabeth Ailes, W. Roodly Archer, Jordan W. Tappero, Thierry H. Roels, Georges Dahourou, and Robert E. Quick
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.A. Routh, A. Loharikar, E.J. Cartwright, S.L. Roy, W.R. Archer, J.W. Tappero, T.H. Roels, R.E. Quick); Laboratoire National de Santé Publique, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (M.-D.B. Fouché); IHRC, Inc., Atlanta (E. Ailes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Port-au-Prince (G. Dahourou)

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Table 1

Reported cholera treatment received at home for health facility versus community decedents, Haiti, October–November 2010*

ORS use Health facility decedent, no. (%), n = 48 Community decedent, no. (%), n = 39 Total, no. (%), n = 87
ORS used at home 23 (48) 9 (23) 32 (37)
Place from which ORS was obtained
Health center 15 (65) 5 (56) 20 (63)
Pharmacy 0 1 (11) 1 (3)
Red Cross/nongovernment organization 5 (22) 0 5 (16)
Friend 3 (13) 3 (13) 6 (19)
ORS sachets observed 16 (35) 13 (35) 29 (33)

*Health facility decedent, cholera case-patient who died in a health facility; community decedent, cholera case-patient who died at home or en route to a health facility; ORS, oral rehydration solution.

*Health facility decedent, cholera case-patient who died in a health facility; community decedent, cholera case-patient who died at home or en route to a health facility; ORS, oral rehydration solution.

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1Current affiliation: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2Current affiliation: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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