Dominican Republic reports 2nd imported cholera case


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in Cholera follow-up In the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) on Monday reported the confirmation of the country’s second imported case of cholera, in a 4-year-old Haitian patient.

The minor entered the country, on November 18, via Dajaponne, and was admitted to the Padre Fantino de Montecristi Hospital, where he was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for two days, with symptoms of illness.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient suffered from watery diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, weak pulse and drowsiness. He was immediately rehydrated and stabilized, then the coprology sample was taken, and he got the positive result for cholera on Sunday the 20th.

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Epidemiologist Dr. Francisca Kass’s report certifies that the patient was not evacuated for 24 hours, remains stable, in good spirits and with good appetite, but was admitted for surveillance purposes.

Likewise, the Regional Health Directorate of Monte Cristi carried out the epidemiological fence, with close relatives, confirming that the minor resides only with his parents, who have been treated preventively because they do not yet show symptoms of the disease.

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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) continues to work on the preventive warning of this disease, and to implement procedures for early detection of cases, by activating response mechanisms to deal with the suspicious case with local institutions. .

Likewise, the health authorities urge the population not to be alarmed, to remain alert to reports of illness and to apply the measures in place.

In addition, continue with the following hygiene measures:

Consume well-cooked foods and drinks prepared with drinking water.
• Protect water from possible causes of infection, and in all cases it must be boiled before consuming it.
• Wash your hands frequently before eating and after going to the bathroom.
• Go to the nearest health center in case of severe diarrhea.
• Notify the public health authorities of the occurrence of these cases.
• Attention to the recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health.

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