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Strong virus hits hundreds of citizens of Puerto Plata

PUERTO PLATA Public Hospital Ricardo Limardo as well as private hospitals in Puerto Plata, are full of patients since last week with symptoms caused by a strong virus that affects hundreds of citizens of all ages. This virus is characterized by severe headache, muscle and joint pain, and a high fever. Due to this virus, the rooms in Hospital Ricardo Limardo, as well as the rooms of all private clinics in the city of Puerto Plata are  full with children, women and men affected by the virus.

Several doctors consulted on the matter have said that the strong virus is due to sudden changes in temperature during autumn and winter seasons, plus sporadic rains that have occurred in recent days after more than half a year of prolonged drought, although it is possible that many patients have symptoms of dengue.

In regards to dengue, several people criticize that government authorities through the Ministry of Public Health had not not taken preventive measures in good time, so this virus already claimed more than 150 victims, which became a consent of President Danilo Medina now when approaching an election campaign.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Nov 4, 2015

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