Cholera surveillance during the Haiti epidemic--the first 2 years.

@article{Barzilay2013CholeraSD,
  title={Cholera surveillance during the Haiti epidemic--the first 2 years.},
  author={Ezra J. Barzilay and Nicolas Schaad and Roc Magloire and Kam Suan Mung and Jacques Boncy and Georges Anicet Dahourou and Eric Daniel Mintz and Maria W. Steenland and John F. Vertefeuille and Jordan W. Tappero},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={368 7},
  pages={
          599-609
        }
}
BACKGROUND In October 2010, nearly 10 months after a devastating earthquake, Haiti was stricken by epidemic cholera. Within days after detection, the Ministry of Public Health and Population established a National Cholera Surveillance System (NCSS). METHODS The NCSS used a modified World Health Organization case definition for cholera that included acute watery diarrhea, with or without vomiting, in persons of all ages residing in an area in which at least one case of Vibrio cholerae O1… CONTINUE READING

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