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HHS Emergency Response in Haiti: Summary Report, Jan. 20

 HHS response updates today include:

  • HHS medical teams had treated more than 5,000 patients since they began providing patient care in Haiti.*
  • The most common medical conditions being treated are traumatic injuries and exacerbations of chronic disease.
  • HHS teams from around the U.S. are providing medical care at several locations in and around Port au Prince
    • A Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and a surgical team from Massachusetts are providing medical care including surgeries at site near GHESKIO clinic
    • A DMAT from Florida is providing medical care at a clinic at the U.S. Embassy
    • A DMAT team from Georgia is providing triage medical support at Port Varreaux for patients who are being transported to Comfort
    • Medical teams from California and New Jersey are providing medical support at forward operating base Gray in Petionville – this is co-located with a food and water distribution site
  • More than 5,100 Americans returning from Haiti have been assisted so far.


 *The number of patients HHS medical teams have assisted has been updated as reporting has improved.  An additional 1,300 patients were seen on Jan. 19.