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Haiti - DR : Border under preventive epidemiological alert
20/10/2016 10:12:10

Haiti - DR : Border under preventive epidemiological alert
In a new report Dr. Jean-Luc Poncelet, representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Haiti indicates that the number of reported cases of cholera have increased considerably after the passage of Hurricane Matthew to settle in October 15 (October 9 to 15) to 773 cases (464 cases in the South department, 167 cases in the department of Grand'Anse, the other cases in the rest of the country, Ministry source.)

Recall that the latest report of the Ministry of Health (October 9 to 12) reported 510 cases. http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-18959-haiti-cholera-over-500-cases-of-cholera-post-matthew.html

This is therefore an increase of nearly 100 cases per day, up...

Given these alarming figures, the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic declared Wednesday the y preventive epidemiological alert on the border with Haiti. Altagracia Guzman Marcelino, Minister of Health, visited the border province of Dajabon and after a meeting with representatives of its ministry and other local sectors, announced a preventive epidemiological alert in the region.

According to the Minister in the wake of natural hazards that cause floods, weeks after there is a risk that arise from disease outbreaks such as cholera, leptospirosis, dengue and malaria.

She explained that as part of preventive actions to be taken at the border (other than those in place, http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18958-haiti-cholera-dr-strengthens-its-sanitary-safety-at-borders.html ) spraying operations will be conducted in the border towns and the disinfecting of vehicles entering the country from Haiti.

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