The cholera epidemic has reached the Dominican Republic

The number of inhabitants of the Dominican Republic, who died from a cholera epidemic has reached 128, reported Friday the Ministry of Health and Welfare Caribbean islands. According to experts, the epidemic of this disease decreased for the eighth consecutive week, but the total number of Dominicans who recover from cholera was almost 17 thousand people.

Specialists, epidemiologists have reported that in the outgoing week was recorded 406 new cases of the disease in that week in May fell ill about a thousand Dominicans. Ministry of Health of the Republic noted that preventive measures will continue to apply throughout the country in connection with the arrival of the hurricane season, which, among other things, lead to a deterioration of the health situation in the country. In this context, doctors urge people not to reduce vigilance and strictly adhere to the standard set of preventive measures, strictly observe personal hygiene and consume only reliable drinking water.

Cholera came to the Dominican Republic from the territory of a neighboring state — Haiti, in October last year found nearly 400,000 cases. For nearly six thousand Haitians died in the epidemic, according to ITAR-TASS.

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