|PAHO Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Haiti|
Washington, Oct. 25, 2010 – As of today, the MSPP (Ministère de la santé publique et de la population), with support from partners like PAHO and the CDC, has reported 259 fatalities and 3,342 confirmed cases. Currently there are 12 cholera treatment centers being built to support isolation and treatment of cases: six in Artibonite, one in Central, and five in Port-au-Prince.
The emphasis is on prevention by ensuring clean water, promoting good personal hygiene, and food handling practices, including hand washing and trying to prevent defecation in open areas.
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Conférences de presse Dr. Jon Andrus
No. 295 Avenue John Brown, Port-au-Prince, Haiti,