An outbreak of cholera in the Dominican Republic took the lives of 23 people

Epidemics

HAVANA, May 27. / Correspondent. Itar-Tass Valyuk /. At least 23 people were killed in an outbreak of cholera in the Dominican Republic / DR / s November 2010 Total number of infected during this time nearer to 1.3 thousand people. This was said Thursday Dominican newspaper "Listin Diario", citing the Ministry of Health Caribbean country.

The most complex epidemiological situation is being observed in the provinces of Elias Piña, Santiago, Santo Domingo and the National District, mostly in poor areas. According to Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez DR, in the fight with the disease in the country in the near future will open two new laboratories. The Minister expressed confidence that the cholera in the DR can beat faster than in other countries where this process takes an average of 10 years.

In the neighboring republic of Haiti, which has a land border with the DR, from mid-October last year, cholera has killed more than 5.2 thousand people, about 240 thousand sick. According to official data, the appearance of the disease in the country resulted in pollution of a tributary of the Artibonite, South Asian strain of the type of infection "as a result of human activity."

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