Local August 24, 2013 | 9:50 am

New cholera outbreak confirmed in San Cristobal

Santo Domingo.– Dominican health authorities yesterday confirmed a new cholera outbreak in San Cristobal (about 30 kilometers west of Santo Domingo), after the epidemic that has been ongoing in Haiti since October 2010.

According to Eulogio Acosta, San Cristobal hospital director of emergency, 23 people have been hospitalized this week due to the disease, none of whom have died.

The Health Ministry issued a first level alert in San Cristobal and surrounding towns, and set up a special unit to treat new cholera cases in the area.

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