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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cholera deaths increase to 109 in Dominican Republic

Via Xinhua :

" The number of deaths caused by cholera in the Dominican Republic have increased to 109, and there are 15,876 suspect cases, according to government figures released on Friday.

Public Health Ministry said in a statement that the intensity of the outbreak has been decreasing since six weeks ago, but the region of Gran Santo Domingo, which includes the Dominican capital city, still faces a serious epidemic situation.

The government is developing preventive measures which include informing the population, careful observation of diarrhea cases, providing drinkable water and building new public toilets as part of efforts to contain the outbreak, it added.

The latest Cholera outbreak appeared in the Dominican Republic last November, a month after cases were reported in Haiti."

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