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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2012 May 4;61(17):309.

Notes from the field: Identification of Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1, serotype Inaba, biotype El Tor strain - Haiti, March 2012.

Abstract

On October 20, 2010, an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in Haiti for the first time in more than a century. As of April 10, 2012, a total of 534,647 cases, 287,656 hospitalizations, and 7,091 deaths have been reported in Haiti as a result of the outbreak. The Vibrio cholerae strain that caused the Haiti epidemic has been characterized as toxigenic V. cholerae, serogroup O1, serotype Ogawa, biotype El Tor.

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