Most suspected zika cases are from the capital
Santo Domingo.- The Public Health Minister announced Friday that epidemiological vigilance continues in the country in the face of the threat of the zika virus, and confirmed that they are monitoring five suspected cases of the disease.
During a press conference, Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino said that three of the suspected cases were in the National District, one was in Santo Domingo East and another in Boca Chica. The patients are suffering from fever and skin rash.
The minister said that samples have been sent to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC), and that the results should be ready next week.
The press conference was also attended by Ramón Alvarado, director of the National Health Service, Nelson Rodríguez, vice minister of Collective Health, José Manuel Puello, director of Population Health, and Raquel Pimentel, director of Epidemiology, among others.
Jan 9, 2016
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