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Officials aim to halt zika virus at ports, airports, border crossings

Santo Domingo.- The heads Public Health, with the director of the General Directorate of Migration (DGM), Major General Paulino Ruben Dario, and the Director of Specialized for Land Border Security (Cesfront) met Monday to coordinate efforts to stop the zika virus.

Public Health minister Altagracia Guzman met with Ruben D. Paulino (DGM) and Carlos M. Aguirre of Cesfront at the Health Ministry, to share information and keep the disease from entering Dominican territory through ports, airports and border crossings.

Paulino said details would be provided about the “terrible zika virus to alert for any traveler who isn’t aware of this disease,” through bulletins at all entry and exit points.

Guzman said not one case has been reported in the country thus far although the virus has been confirmed in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil, among others, “for which I dare say that we are the only country that has yet to report cases in the region.”

“That´s to say that we are virtually surrounded by the zika virus, which demands that all Dominicans and all institutions join efforts to reduce mosquito breeding sites.”

Source: DT

Jan 19, 2016

Category: DR News |

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