Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE CHOLERA IN HAITI
Rapid Development and Use of a Nationwide Training Program for Cholera Management, Haiti, 2010
Robert V. Tauxe , Michael Lynch, Yves Lambert, Jeremy Sobel, Jean W. Domerçant, and Azharul Khan
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (R. Tauxe, M. Lynch, J. Sobel); University of Haiti School of Medicine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Y. Lambert); International Training and Education Center for HIV/AIDS, Port-au-Prince (Y. Lambert); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Port-au-Prince (J.W. Domerçant); International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh (A. Khan)
Figure. Major events in training, number of cholera cases reported to Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) national surveillance by day, and smoothed 14-day case-fatality rate (CFR) for hospitalized calculated from MSPP surveillance data during the cholera epidemic in Haiti, October 20, 2010–April 20, 2011. The first cases were confirmed in Artibonite Department October 21, 2010; by November 19, cholera was reported in all 10 departments in Haiti. PEPFAR, President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief.
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