Haiti regional diphtheria digest to Nov 11

The Nov 17 PAHO update on diphtheria includes the four recent cases in Peru, however the majority of the region’s 56 cases were in Haiti, where the disease is endemic (42 cases and 11 deaths). Also reporting cases were Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. The update provided more information on the cases in Peru, noting they were from a family cluster and ‘belong to an indigenous community in the eastern part of the country, and for the past year, have resided in a densely populated district of the Lima City in Peru’. Read More

Affected Regions

South America