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    Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 148 - first deaths suspected

    Health authorities rise to 148 cases of cholera in the country


    SANTO DOMINGO .- The Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic today confirmed 148 cases of cholera, while announcing that intensified prevention measures and control of the disease that has killed 3,333 people in Haiti.

    All persons affected by cholera in the country "are healthy and leading a normal life in their communities", the ministry of Health in a statement.

    He said the year ended with 148 cases of cholera although he had established a logistics for 5,000 hospitals and 20,000 affected by the disease, which appeared last October in the Haitian city of Mirebalais (center).

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    • #32
      Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 152 - first deaths suspected

      machinetranslation

      excerpt

      Health confirmed 4 new cases of cholera in the country

      THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY DISEASE RISES TO 152


      The Public Health Ministry yesterday confirmed four cases of cholera, which amounts to 152 the number of affected people in the country with this disease, at the conclusion of the epidemiological week number 52.

      Health officials explained that the four confirmed cases, two belong to Independence, a La Altagracia, and another in Azua. Confirmed cholera cases correspond to 13 of the 31 provinces and the National District.

      In written statements, the Ministry of Public Health indicates that people who contracted the disease in the Dominican Republic during the past two months, none of them are hospitalized. However, says there are other suspected cases are under laboratory analysis, but pertain to the first epidemiological week of the year.

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      • #33
        Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first deaths suspected

        machinetranslation

        Saturday, january 15, 2011

        Number increases to 169 cholera-affected country

        SANTO DOMINGO .- The health authorities of the Dominican Republic today confirmed 13 new cases of cholera, bringing to 169 the total affected by the disease in the country, but said they all were in good health.

        The Health Ministry said in a statement that the last people who contracted the deadly disease "are enjoying good health after receiving appropriate treatment."

        Among the latter affected include a woman and her son this week were taken to a children's hospital of the National District, the center of the capital, the report said.

        The portfolio was a decrease in the number of affected to ensure that the average number of cases during last December was about 30 per week.

        Local health authorities intensified this week educational actions to prevent cholera in neighboring Haiti, where the disease has killed 3,790 people, after confirming the presence of bacteria in two major rivers and several wells in the border area.

        The Health Ministry warned Tuesday the locals do not swim in the Artibonite river, which separates the two Caribbean countries, and in San Juan, in southwest Dominican Republic, because in both have identified the presence of cholera bacteria.

        The ministry said that 60% of cholera cases detected in the nation contracted the deadly disease by consuming untreated water from rivers, wells and aqueducts, or bathe in them.

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        • #34
          Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first deaths suspected

          machinetranslation; edited

          Dominican Republic: eight suspected cases of cholera in Santiago

          The management of the Hospital José María Cabral y Báez the city of Santiago has confirmed that eight patients [are] treated with symptoms of cholera. The spokesman stressed that all necessary measures are taken to prevent a possible spread of the disease.

          The authorities of the Dominican Republic are on alert. Tens of thousands of pilgrims will gather untill Sunday in the basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia to Higuey, the capital of the province of La Altagracia.

          Because of the mass gathering of people special hygienic measures were taken.

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          • #35
            Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first deaths suspected

            machinetranslation, edited.

            This article in El Nuevo Diario says: no new (suspect) cholera cases.

            It seems to me the writer (latina press) of the previous article misread his/her source.



            20/1/2011

            Cabral y Báez hospital director said have dealt with only 8 cases Cholera


            SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS SANTIAGO .- Dr. Nelson Báez Noyer regional university hospital director José María Cabral y Báez in this city said today that the center has seen a total of eight possible cases of cholera, and that since reported the onset of the disease in Haiti, took all the necessary steps to address it in case they were admitted patients, as they have done.

            According to the senior official in the area of health, at this hospital will not perish any patient suffering from cholera, because it is prepared for any eventuality of the disease, so accountable and have the latest medicines.

            Báez Noyer said that the Cabral and Baez has to care for these patients, with an isolation facility equipped with 20 beds, which have never been occupied or medium capacity, for the few cases that have arisen.

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            • #36
              Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first death confirmed

              23 January 2011

              Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death

              The Dominican Republic has officially registered its first cholera death since an epidemic of the disease began sweeping through neighbouring Haiti.

              Health officials said the victim was a 53-year-old Haitian who was being treated in the eastern town of Higuey.

              The government said it would step up its prevention system in the area.

              more @ BBC news

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              • #37
                Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first death confirmed

                http://www.hoy.com.do/el-pais/2011/1...lera-en-Higuey

                Spanish to English translation

                January 24, 2011, 12:08 AM
                Health confirmed he died of cholera in Higuey
                First death reported, no outbreak in the neighborhood in which resided

                Written by: G. ORTIZ ALTAGRACIA (A.ortiz @ hoy.com.do)
                The autopsy on the body of Francois Renold Haitian relieved the abundant presence of whitish faeces, as generated by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae that causes cholera, reported yesterday by the Ministry of Health.

                The findings of histological studies performed on the body of Haiti who died on Friday 21 in Higuey is compatible with the disease, so his death is associated with the disease.

                The official note refers to the Haitian citizen living in Florida sector of Higuey, where doctors at the hospital Our Lady of La Altagracia in the city told reporters today that there was an outbreak of bacterial disease.

                This is the first officially confirmed cholera death after the illness, reported on 19 October Haiti in November to affect more than 225 Dominicans.

                Health reported that the crop but is still undergoing laboratory tests, but says the autopsy on the corpse stools elements compatible with the presence of the disease.

                Casuistry. Last week the city died Leodany Montero. According to official data, was ill, but died of a heart defect and had problems with potassium.

                The Health Ministry yesterday entered in your document that launched surveillance and epidemic control in the area where he resides, but until that time other cases were detected.

                In this neighborhood there is no potable water or latrines.

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                • #38
                  Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 169 - first death confirmed

                  machinetranslation

                  Tuesday January 25, 2011

                  Public health authorities reported 13 new cases of cholera

                  SANTO DOMINGO, Jan. 24 .- The Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic reported today that there have been 13 new cases of cholera in the country, a day after confirming the first fatality due to the disease.

                  The agency said 53 people have tested positive for cholera so far this year, bringing to 238 the number of people affected.

                  Local health authorities assured, however, that none of the new patients has serious health complications.

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                  Snip from listindiario

                  Meanwhile, the epidemiological surveillance system captured 13 new cases of cholera in the past week, bringing the total to 53 people living in far this month.

                  Last year ended with 184 cases, for a total of 237 since it was detected first in the country.
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                  • #39
                    Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 237 - first death confirmed

                    machinetranslation

                    January 25, 2011

                    More than 30 cases of cholera discovered in Tiroli border community

                    Tirolien, Haiti .- Officials of the Ministry of Public Health found that country the appearance of the outbreak of cholera in that town.

                    A team of this media traveled to the community where they realized the sad reality that lives the area which borders the Dominican Republic, for the community in the municipality Villa Anacaona Restoration.

                    Because of this situation, the provincial public health director of Dajabón in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Rafael Salas Ubiera moved to the place where he noted that the information provided in the village called Tiroly were detected about 30 cases and the death of 3 persons infected with this epidemic.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 237 - first death confirmed - numbers are questioned

                      machinetranslations

                      CMD says Government manages cholera politically

                      The union called for a transparent handle the subject of cholera, after putting in question the number of people affected by the disease


                      SANTO DOMINGO .- The Dominican Medical Association (CMD) has accused the Ministry of Public Health in a political way to handle the reality of cholera in the country.

                      The union called for a transparent handle the subject of cholera, after putting in question the number of people affected by the disease, according to Public Health.

                      They also call the health authorities say the truth, concerning the withdrawal of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan several newly infected with cholera in the country after attending a party in La Romana.

                      "This complaint shows that it is taking a political management fears of cholera, it is not possible that only one party more than 20 people have been infected with cholera in the Dominican Republic in three months only 300 cases have been registered" said Dr. Clement Terrero, director of infectious medical CMD.

                      DIARIOLIBRE


                      Alarm massive spread of cholera in a wedding


                      SANTO DOMINGO .- It has caused alarm in the country the massive spread of cholera in a wedding held last Saturday in a town of La Romana, attended by Venezuelans and Dominicans, many entrepreneurs.

                      The fact came to light after several international news agencies reported the information to the Minister of Health of Venezuela, Eugenia Sader, realizing the spread of dozens of Venezuelans.

                      According to the official in Venezuela, serving only 21 people present cholera infection due to eating ceviche.

                      A wedding was also attended Dominican personalities, especially entrepreneurs, some of which are said to be contaminated and receive care at a clinic of the National District.

                      So far, public health authorities have not referred the case, which remains alarmed the town of La Romana and the country.

                      Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed in a public ceremony imported cholera cases in the Dominican Republic.

                      So far in the country have confirmed 238 cases of cholera and officially reported the death of a person.

                      DIARIOLIBRE


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                      Update, snip from Dominicantoday

                      The official added that two people who also attended the activity, reportedly a wedding, had later flown to Madrid; one who traveled to Boston and another to Mexico. "All have symptoms and are currently being attended."

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                      • #41
                        Re: Dominican Republic: confirmed cholera cases climb to 238 - first death confirmed - numbers are questioned

                        machinetranslation

                        February 4, 2011,

                        Children found dead - cholera confirmed

                        Two Haitian children who died inside a church in the community the javillo, Puerto Plata, tested positive to cholera, said the Ministry of Public Health, also warned the public in the sense that it is unacceptable and cultural issues not demand health services that are offered free of charge throughout the country.

                        Health authorities reported also that during the epidemiological week 56 confirmed cases of the disease in different parts of the country.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Dominican Republic: cholera speading - more deaths confirmed

                          machinetranslation

                          Public Health confirmed 37 cholera cases, investigating a suspicious death

                          02/10/2011

                          The Public Health Ministry reported Thursday 37 new positive cases of cholera, which increase to 350 levels detected in the country.

                          Public Health also reported investigating the death of a plumber who lived in the Espaillat province due to suspected was affected by cholera.

                          So far in the Dominican Republic have confirmed three deaths from cholera, all Haitians.

                          The deceased is a 54 year old plumber who was taken to hospital Toribio Bencosme with vomiting and diarrhea in such disrepair that the doctors could not save his life.

                          The Health Ministry said, however, that despite the 37 cholera cases confirmed so far this week, there was a decrease of 19 compared to the past that were diagnosed 56.

                          He said that investigates suspected cases of cholera in several people attended this week in the hospital in Las Matas de Farfan, San Juan in the province.

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                          • #43
                            Re: Dominican Republic: cholera speading - more deaths confirmed

                            http://www.el-carabobeno.com/portada...enaza-de-clera

                            Spanish to Eng. translation

                            February 13, 2011
                            312 people contacted by MOH for the threat of cholera

                            Eugenia Sader, Minister of Health. (Photo Archive)

                            Luis Carias

                            Caracas (EDIT) .- 312 of the 452 people who attended the party held in Dominica Republic and who are associated with the presence of cholera cases have been contacted by the Epidemiological Surveillance System, according to the latest official report of the Ministry Health.

                            Of the 312 persons listed, 27 were hospitalized at some point, 68 were ambulatory care practices and 217 were asymptomatic. Notes the health office in its report that all contacts were established treatment to combat the disease.

                            The minister, Eugenia Sadr reiterated his call for people to attend the health center closest place for any suspicious symptoms of the disease such as diarrhea, vomiting and mild or severe dehydration.

                            Recommended, while people who contracted cholera in the Caribbean nation to communicate immediately with the relevant health authorities or go to the regional directorates of health, "although there has been no indigenous case of cholera," ruled.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Dominican Republic: cholera speading - more deaths confirmed

                              http://www.listindiario.com.do/la-re...dos-por-colera
                              Spanish to English translation

                              Seven hospitalized for symptoms of cholera
                              The Republic February 27, 2011, 10:26 PM
                              Hospital. The patients living in the area are admitted to Simon Bolivar Luis Eduardo Aybar Hospital.


                              Doris Pantaleon
                              Santo Domingo
                              Two people, adults, Simón Bolívar sector have been admitted to the Luis Eduardo Aybar Hospital with symptoms of cholera, bringing the total to seven, admitted to the Cholera Unit medical center, including four children of a family member of that sector.

                              An adult, 32 years old, lives near the home of children and was taken on highly sensitive. Previously Enersul Sanchez (Sandra) had offered to accompany him, but he refused.

                              Sanchez family liaison program is progressing from the Office of the First Lady, who was the person who found the children affected by the disease.

                              According to medical information, Simón Bolívar sector of the capital, have been confirmed in recent weeks, 16 cases of cholera.

                              Yesterday was hospitalized Francisco Moscoso Puello a person suspected of the disease, but could not confirm if it applies to that sector, which is located within the area covered by the health center.

                              Four of the five children who showed symptoms of the disease remain Aybar admitted to hospital since last Friday, and one, two, was discharged. Sandra explained that the biggest of children, aged nine, was released Saturday afternoon, but at night had to be readmitted to hospital because they had dizziness, nausea and abdominal pain.

                              Family
                              Of those admitted, three brothers and a cousin, whose homes are located opposite each other.

                              The family lives in the neighborhood cul-de Máximo Gómez Simón Bolívar.

                              The houses are bordered by an open ravine through which flows the garbage and fecal matter, where flow toilets that there are few, while a few meters away, the river water. This place is reached with great difficulty, only on foot.

                              Yesterday the children's father, Rafael Aquino Contreras, reported that one of the girls of seven years, he has found weaknesses in the brain, so you have to do a study that the hospital reported that it costs 7,000 pesos.

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                              • #45
                                Re: Dominican Republic: cholera speading - more deaths confirmed

                                http://www.prensa-latina.cu/index.ph...67287&Itemid=1
                                Spanish to English translation

                                Cholera cases pass 450 in Dominican

                                Santo Domingo, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health reported today that there were another 35 cases of cholera in the country, bringing the total to more than 450 from November 2010 to date.

                                Health authorities assured, however, that no people hospitalized for cholera, while maintaining surveillance around the country.

                                Most people with the disease have been identified by health personnel moving through fields and towns.

                                The Ministry of Health undertakes in the south sanitation of rivers and lakes where they can stay the vectors to prevent diseases such as cholera, dengue, malaria and leptospirosis.

                                The holder of that portfolio, Bautista Rojas, said that epidemiological controls will be extended to other regions and provinces.

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