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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 6, 2011

New York City Officials Confirm 3 Cases of Cholera All Contracted in Dominican Republic

The city of New York’s health department is reporting three confirmed cases of cholera from New Yorkers that recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a wedding.  New York City typically reports one case a year of cholera.

The Dominican Republic itself has reported hundreds of cases of cholera and three deaths.  The country shares a border with Haiti, a country that has been ravaged by the bacteria, air-born disease since October.

All three New York victims were in the Dominican Republic on January 22 and 23 for a wedding and soon after returning became ill with the classic symptoms of diarrhea and dehydration.  All have been successfully treated and are on the mend.