Alerts in Central America and the Caribbean

Cholera - Haiti and Dominican Republic

Up to 10/30/2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health reported 11039, suspected cases of cholera (938 confirmed cases, 9344 suspected cases who needed hospitalization, and 202 deaths). On 10/20, Dominican Republic confirmed the first imported case of cholera in the country

Haití, República Dominicana

Monkeypox in Mexico: deaths, increase in cases and spread throughout the territory

4,996 people were identified as probable cases. Of these, 3,007 are confirmed, 358 under study, and 1,631 ruled out by laboratory tests.

México

Cholera - Haiti and Dominican Republic

Up to 10/30/2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health reported 3429, suspected cases of cholera (399 confirmed cases, 2942 suspected cases who needed hospitalization, and 89 deaths). On 10/20, Dominican Republic confirmed the first imported case of cholera in the country

Haití, República Dominicana

Cholera - Haiti and Dominican Republic

As of 10/23/2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health reported 2,243 suspected cases of cholera (219 confirmed cases, 1,415 suspected cases hospitalized, and 55 deaths). On 10/20, the Dominican Republic confirmed the first imported case of cholera in the country

Haití, República Dominicana

Cholera resurgence in Haiti

After more than 3 years with no reported cholera cases in Haiti, on October 2, 2022, national authorities reported two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area. Additionally, several clusters of suspected cases and deaths are reported and are under investigation in various communes of the Ouest department, including the communes of Cité Soleil and Port-au-Prince. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States take actions to strengthen their surveillance systems for the timely detection of cholera cases and outbreaks of acute diarrhea and update their preparedness plans and answer. In addition, it reiterates to the Member States to continue their efforts and implement actions to improve the quality and conditions of water and sanitation.

Haití

MDR Salmonella Newport in returned travelers form Mexico

Some travelers who have spent time in Mexico have been infected with multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella Newport. MDR Salmonella has developed the ability to defeat drugs designed to kill them. Infections with MDR Salmonella can be difficult to treat. Clinicians should follow CDC’s treatment guidance. Many travelers with MDR Salmonella Newport infections reported eating beef, cheese (including queso fresco and Oaxaca), beef jerky, or dried beef (carne seca) before they got sick.

México