Am J Trop Med Hyg, October 2013, Vol. 89 No. 4
On October 19, 2010, a cholera outbreak was reported in the Artibonite area of Haiti, 10 months after a devastating earthquake had struck the island. From its onset in 2010 until 2013, the cholera outbreak in Haiti has thus far affected more than 600,000 persons, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths. New cholera cases occur daily. The quest for the best long-term solutions of safe water and adequate sanitation for the people of Haiti and other resource-limited areas continues, with substantial actions having been taken by national governments, international agencies, and their partners since 2010.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Pan American Health Organization invited papers commemorating the 3rd Anniversary of the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti that can be accessed free of charge at: http://www.ajtmh.org/content/current