Friday, March 31, 2023

Cholera cases rise to 43 in DR after seven new infections

New Diary, Santo Domingo.- The Ministry of Public Health confirmed this Sunday seven new cases of cholera, related to six Dominicans and one Haitian living in Villa Liberación and Solares del Almirante in Santo Domingo Este, bringing the number of people infected with the disease to 43. brings country.

A health department statement said the patients were admitted between January 26 and 27 after watery and white diarrhea and vomiting.

“Since they entered the health center, they were hydrated, to proceed immediately to take stool samples, result positive for cholera” this Sunday, the note added.

Medical reports certify that patients have been without evacuation for more than 30 hours, are stable and are still admitted to the hospital for observation purposes, with possible discharge in the next few hours.

The note added that public health maintains an epidemiological fence with close relatives to whom the relevant vaccines were administered to avoid new infections, “to prevent and investigate any suspected cases of the disease.” while continuing to intervene in the regions”.

Similarly, epidemiological reports establish that so far there are no relatives of the patient with suspected symptoms of the disease.

Public Health confirms that containment continues in the Zurza region, where no new cases have been reported for more than four weeks, and monitors Haitian citizens returning to the country from Port-au-Prince, given the possibility that they may enter infected with the disease.

He urged people to take care of themselves, maintain hygiene, wash hands before and after going to the bathroom, cook food properly, consume chlorinated or boiled water.

The Dominican Republic launched vaccinations against cholera last Wednesday, two days after the arrival of the first batch of 85,000 doses from Korea, which were procured with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The country confirmed its first case of cholera last October, corresponding to a 32-year-old woman of Haitian nationality who had then returned from the neighboring country.

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