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Cholera outbreak in Duverge linked to river

The Ministry of Public Health reported yesterday, Wednesday 4 February 2015 that in the case of the three Haitian nationals who are hospitalized in Barahona and Duverge with suspected cholera symptoms, the focus of the contamination is more likely to be related to the Puerto Escondido river and not to Haiti, as has been reported. A Ministry press release says that two of the people are being treated at the Jaime Mota Provincial Teaching Hospital in Barahona and the other at the Jose Perez Municipal Hospital in Duverge. According to Listin Diario, they added that the patients were taken to these hospitals from a farm where they were working in Puerto Escondido near the town of Duverge. The authorities in the southwestern region are investigating the area around the rivers and aqueducts in order to apply the necessary control measures.

Source: DR1

February 5, 2015

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