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.