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Friday, June 10, 2011

Dominican Republic : Public Health reports two more deaths from cholera

Article via Dominican Today :

" Santo Domingo : Two people, one a minor, died from cholera this week in the National District and in western Elías Piña, the Public Health Ministry announced Thursday.

It also revealed 132 confirmed cases of the disease, 83 of those in greater Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal (south) and San Pedro (east) provinces. There were 143 confirmed cases were from different parts of the country last week.

Among the deaths was that of a one year old girl in the San Lorenzo hospital, a resident of the sector Los Mina, and a woman, 52, in Elías Piña, Public Health said, adding that the girl arrived at the hospital in a state of chock.

The fatalities bring the number of confirmed deaths to 36 since November, when the first case of cholera was reported in Dominican territory."

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