Health June 4, 2023 | 9:07 am

Border alert after possible cholera outbreak in Juana Mendez, Haiti

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

Dominican authorities in the northern part of the country have shown concern after a possible cholera outbreak was reported in the community of Juana Mendez. This town borders the province of Dajabon.

With thousands of Haitians entering the country on Mondays and Fridays to participate in the Dajabón border market, Mayor Santiago Riveron alerted the population and, in the next few hours, will meet with Public Health authorities to prevent possible infected people from entering the trade fair.

So far, the Haitian authorities have not officially announced a cholera outbreak, and according to the information received, they have not taken the necessary sanitary measures.

Las autoridades de Salud Pública se reunirán para discutir el tema

Public Health authorities will meet to discuss the issue EXTERNAL SOURCE

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingesting contaminated food or water. People with reduced immunity, such as malnourished children, are at a higher risk of dying if infected.

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Paul Tierney
June 5, 2023 8:26 am

A report of this Monday, June 5, in the Listin Diario articulates the Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, informed there has been no detection of cholera in Dajabon. It was noted personnel working in the free zone and soldiers of the border security will be receiving vaccinations against the disease.