Health February 8, 2023 | 3:01 pm

Public Health reports seven new cases of cholera

The Ministry of Public Health notified seven new cases of cholera on Wednesday, all in Santo Domingo Este, increasing the total number of confirmed infections since October in the country to 59. The infections correspond to three men aged 79, 51, and 27, as well as three women aged 28, 31, and 13 and a three-year-old boy, the Deputy Minister of Collective Health, Eladio Pérez, explained at a press conference. All those affected are stable, the official said.

The Dominican Republic confirmed the first case of cholera last October, corresponding to a 32-year-old woman of Haitian nationality who had then returned from the neighboring country, where the outbreak of the disease has already caused at least 560 deaths. In Haiti, 27,434 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded, of which 2,057 have been confirmed, and 23,540 patients have been hospitalized, according to the latest official data.

A total of 11,097 people have already been vaccinated against cholera in the Dominican Republic.

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