Online Program

Current state of the Haitian cholera epidemic

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Jordan Tappero, MD MPH, Center of Global Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
In October 2010, 10 months following a devastating earthquake, Haiti was stricken by cholera. A National Cholera Surveillance System was quickly established. The current trends for the Haitian cholera epidemic at the 3 year mark will be reviewed.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
Describe the National Cholera Surveillance System Discuss the epidemic curve for cholera in Haiti at the 3 year mark. Describe the cumulative case fatality rate and trends over 3 years. Analyze the attack rate and trends by department and in aggregate over 3 years.

Keyword(s): International Health, Infectious Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Associate Director for Science within the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.