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Latino Daily News

Sunday December 5, 2010

Dominican Republic Cholera Cases Reaches 16

Health Authorities in the Dominican Republic yesterday confirmed another case of cholera raising the number of infected citizens to 16.

The latest case was reported in the southwestern providence of San Juan de la Maguana. The patient is a 39-year-old man who is a driver and has had frequent contact with Haitians who have crossed the Haiti border.

In Haiti, cholera has claimed 1,882 lives since its outbreak in October.

Dominican Republic Officials have launched a national campaign against cholera this week. Health authorities will be visiting a million families nationwide to share information on how to prevent the spread of the disease.