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Update on cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Dec 24; 59(50):1637-41.MM

Abstract

On October 21, 2010, a cholera outbreak was confirmed by the Haitian National Public Health Laboratory. By November 19, the outbreak had reached every department of the country, and by December 17, a total of 121,518 cases of cholera, resulting in 63,711 hospitalizations and 2,591 deaths, had been reported. By November 16, additional cases of cholera had been confirmed in the neighboring Dominican Republic and in Florida. Several confirmed cases in the Dominican Republic and all confirmed U.S. cases were among travelers from Haiti. This report describes cases of cholera identified in the Dominican Republic and United States and provides recommendations to physicians regarding management of travel-related cases. Travelers who develop watery diarrhea within 5 days after returning from cholera-affected areas should seek health care and report their travel histories. Clinicians should enquire about recent travel when evaluating patients with diarrhea. When cholera is suspected, rehydration should be initiated immediately, a stool specimen should be collected for culture of Vibrio cholerae, and public health authorities should be notified.

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eng

PubMed ID

21178947

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Update On Cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 59, no. 50, 2010, pp. 1637-41.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Update on cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59(50):1637-41.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2010). Update on cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 59(50), 1637-41.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Update On Cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Dec 24;59(50):1637-41. PubMed PMID: 21178947.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Update on cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010. A1 - ,, PY - 2010/12/24/entrez PY - 2010/12/24/pubmed PY - 2011/1/8/medline SP - 1637 EP - 41 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. VL - 59 IS - 50 N2 - On October 21, 2010, a cholera outbreak was confirmed by the Haitian National Public Health Laboratory. By November 19, the outbreak had reached every department of the country, and by December 17, a total of 121,518 cases of cholera, resulting in 63,711 hospitalizations and 2,591 deaths, had been reported. By November 16, additional cases of cholera had been confirmed in the neighboring Dominican Republic and in Florida. Several confirmed cases in the Dominican Republic and all confirmed U.S. cases were among travelers from Haiti. This report describes cases of cholera identified in the Dominican Republic and United States and provides recommendations to physicians regarding management of travel-related cases. Travelers who develop watery diarrhea within 5 days after returning from cholera-affected areas should seek health care and report their travel histories. Clinicians should enquire about recent travel when evaluating patients with diarrhea. When cholera is suspected, rehydration should be initiated immediately, a stool specimen should be collected for culture of Vibrio cholerae, and public health authorities should be notified. SN - 1545-861X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21178947/Update_on_cholera_____Haiti_Dominican_Republic_and_Florida_2010_ L2 - https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5950a1.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -