Elizabeth C. Lee | Dennis L. Chao | Joseph C. Lemaitre | Laura Matrajt | Damiano Pasetto | Javier Perez-Saez | Flavio Finger | Andrea Rinaldo | Jonathan D. Sugimoto | M. Elizabeth Halloran | Ira M. Longini | Ralph Ternier | Kenia Vissieres | Andrew S. Azman | Justin Lessler | Louise C. Ivers
Date of Publication:
The Lancet. Global Health
Cholera was introduced into Haiti in 2010. Since then, more than 820 000 cases and nearly 10 000 deaths have been reported. Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is safe and effective, but has not been seen as a primary tool for cholera elimination due to a limited period of protection and constrained supplies. Regionally, epidemic cholera is contained to the island of Hispaniola, and the lowest numbers of cases since the epidemic began were reported in 2019. Hence, Haiti may represent a unique opportunity to eliminate cholera with OCV.