Worst epidemic of cholera
The cholera epidemic which has killed more than 1,100 people in Haiti spreads to the largest prison in the country.
- Health officials are concerned about the spread of the Zika virus in Haiti, which suffered the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history following the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are 2,214 suspected cases as of April 23. But new research indicates the virus has been present since 2014. The actual infection rate remains unknown since the poor, densely populated nation lacks routine data systems that can track and document disease outbreaks.
- Officials in Haiti say more than 2,000 people have died in the cholera outbreak.
- At least 120 people are tested for cholera in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.
- Voters in Haiti go to the polls for a general election, amid confusion and disorganization resulting from the cholera epidemic and the aftermath of the January earthquake
- An overnight fire destroys parts of Haiti's historic Marche en Fer (Iron Market) in Port-au-Prince. It is unclear what started the fire.