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Friday, May 27, 2011

Cholera toll in Dominican Republic climbs to 23

Article from Business Live :

" At least 23 people have died of cholera in the Dominican Republic and another 1,288 have been infected following a massive outbreak in neighboring Haiti last year, officials said.

The health ministry released the new toll on Thursday, saying that in the last three weeks alone the number of dead has nearly doubled from 13 and the number of infections has risen by more than 400.

The government said it had installed two new laboratories for detecting the disease, but Health Minister Bautista Rojas said he expects a rise in cases in the coming three to four weeks.

The head of the Dominican Medical College, Senen Caba, has meanwhile disputed the toll, saying the epidemic has killed 30 and infected 5,000."

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