Dominican Republic Struck By Cholera, At Least 93 Affected

huffingtonpost.com -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic are checking the water in a city in the south of the Caribbean country after a sharp rise in cholera in recent days.

The director of the Ministry of Health's water department says cholera has sickened at least 93 people in the past week in San Cristobal. None of the cases has been fatal.

Jose Joaquin Nunez says inspectors have fanned out to check distributors of water and water purifiers. Most Dominicans drink bottled or purified water because tap water isn't considered safe.

Cholera has sickened about 30,000 people and killed 454 in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. In neighboring Haiti, it has infected more than 700,000 people and caused 8,000 deaths since October 2010.

 

At least 40 die of dengue fever in Dominican Republic

 

TRAVEL WARNING FROM CANADA about DR   - Nearly 430 new cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported each week in recent months as the number of those affected has topped 7,364, health officials said in a statement. The Canadian "CDC" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has again focus on health advice for travelers to the Dominican Republic......

 

The Travel Clinic in United Kingdom warns about very high Cholera in DR


The latest update from the Dominican authorities unfortunately reports that the worst is not yet over.  By August this year, there had been nearly 16,000 suspected cases with 109 deaths.  New cases are still being reported at much higher levels than normal. Travellers to the Dom Rep need to pay strict attention to hand and personal hygiene, and the safety of their food and drinks.....

 

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