Local October 15, 2015 | 9:40 am

Dengue alert for most of the country as agencies join the fight

Santo Domingo.- Nearlythe entire country is under a dengue endemic alert, according to the PublicHealth Ministry´s Epidemiology Dept. map that shows Valverde, Independencia,San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana provinces the only exceptions.

It also shows SanchezRamirez as having an outbreak, and the rest are under a low level alert.

Public Healthminister Altagracia Guzman continues to seek support of government and non-governmentagencies to coordinate the fight to prevent the spread of the disease, which hasclaimed the lives of 95 people and sickened 7,553 others.

The latest institutionto join the fight is the National District, whose mayor Roberto Salcedo on Wednesdaypledged to work to reduce the risks of contracting the disease.

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