Zika cases among pregnant women climb to 30
Santo Domingo.- The suspected cases of the zika virus are increasing among pregnant women, with 30 detected across the country.
The Public Health Ministry’s epidemiology bulletin also lists 101 new cases of fever from the virus, for a total of 573 as of February 27.
Officials of the Dr. Defilló National Public Health Laboratory await the results of 60 samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Puerto Rico, to detect the virus in provinces that haven’t reported cases.
The figures prompted the deployment of local rapid response teams.
Also reported were two new suspected cases of cholera in Santiago’s Cabral y Báez hospital, with 12 patients with symptoms of the disease so far this week.
Hospital PR Johnny Lama said patients were admitted with vomiting and diarrhea, the classic symptoms of the disease. He said however that the figure cannot be confirmed until they receive the lab results.
Six people have died of cholera so far this year, including four inmates at La Victoria prison.
Epidemiology reported 11 deaths from dengue and a cumulative total of probable cases of 1,179 as of February 27.
Among the deaths figure 10 children between the ages of 5 months to 13, and a 28 year-old woman.
March 10, 2016
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