Dominican Republic: 300 in hospital with cholera symptoms
Santiago. Cholera symptoms have surged again in this province, some patients are in serious condition, and some say they feel unprotected by the authorities. An estimated 300 persons have been admitted in three days, most in Tamboril.
Cases have been reported in the neighbourhoods of Domingo Alegre, Los Polanco, Bombo Sucio, Villa Progreso, Los Cacaos, and the upper part of Canca. Hospital records show that there are more persons with the same problem every day.
Santony Díaz, his wife Carmen Vásquez, and their three children, who were admitted to the hospital in Tamboril, believe that rats, cockroaches, mosquitos, and water problems are the causes of the situation, which has residents anxious and fearful.
The story goes on to quote a Public Health epidemiologist who says most patients can be sent home with a treatment that is 97 per cent effective. He also says: “We want to make it clear that we have diagnosed no one with cholera. We are attending to many patients with symptoms of cholera, and we’re doing what needs to be done in such cases.”
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