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Haiti - Health : First case of cholera imported into the Dominican Republic
23/10/2022 11:02:22

Haiti - Health : First case of cholera imported into the Dominican Republic
Thursday, October 20, 2022, the Dominican Ministry of Public Health confirmed in a press release the first case of cholera imported from Haiti which is plagued by a new outbreak of this disease https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37948-haiti-cholera-74-increase-in-hospitalizations-in-48-hours.html

It is a 32-year-old Haitian woman, who entered the country on Monday from Port-au-Prince and en route to the province of La Altagracia. The suspected case was confirmed positive on Thursday by the national laboratory Doctor Defilló.

The patient who also suffers from amoebic colitis, acute pyelonephritis and pre-existing kidney failure was admitted to the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia Hospital in the municipality of Higuey where she is receiving adequate treatment.

An epidemiological check was carried out with all the people who could have had contact with her and so far, none have shown symptoms of the disease, including her relatives and her one-month-old baby are negative for cholera.

Saturday, October 22, the Ministry of Public Health indicated that the patient presented a stable clinical picture, with a notable decrease in evacuations, exceeding her state of the disease, for which she evolved satisfactorily, but she remains hospitalized being treated for his kidney disease.

A cholera alert has been in effect in the Dominican Republic since October 2, 2022, after a first case was detected in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37795-haiti-flash-cholera-back-in-haiti-fear-of-epidemic-the-un-ready-to-intervene.html

In the last published bulletin of the Haitian Ministry of Health https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37948-haiti-cholera-74-increase-in-hospitalizations-in-48-hours.html there were 115 confirmed cases 34 deaths and 1,235 suspected cases since October 2, 2022

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