Understanding the Cholera Epidemic, Haiti
Figure 2. Cholera cases by date of onset of the epidemics and major related events, Haiti. A) Cases in Mirebalais, commune hosting the first cases of cholera; B) cases in seven communes simultaneously struck on October 20 (St-Marc, Dessalines, Desdunes, Grande Saline, Lestere, Petite-Rivière-de-l’Artibonite, Verrettes); C) cases in other communes. Timeline at bottom indicates 1) cholera outbreak in Kathmandu, Nepal; 2) first arrival of newly incoming Nepalese soldiers in Meille; 3) first cases in Meille; 4) first death registered in Mirebalais hospital (patient from Meille); 5) initiation of epidemic investigations and spread into the Artibonite delta; 6) epidemiologic confirmation of cholera cases in Meille; 7) United Nations camp sanitary dysfunction no longer observed.