Dominican Republic reports first case of confirmed cholera
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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) through the agency of the Ministry of Collective Health and the Directorate General of Epidemiology (DIGEPI) is notifying the population that the first imported cholera case has been confirmed in the country.
The suspected case was detected in time on the day after the patient’s entry into the country through the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (SINAVE), and thanks to the timely notification, the rapid response committee was activated immediately, and the interventions implemented immediately.
The case concerns a 32-year-old Haitian patient, which he defines as an imported case, as the patient confirmed that he spent 14 days in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Where is the infection recorded?.
The patient entered the country on the seventeenth of this month, coming from Port-au-Prince, heading to the province of La Altagracia, and had acute diarrhea suspected of being infected with cholera. The young woman is admitted to the Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia in the municipality of Higue, where she is receiving appropriate treatment.
She also has amoebic colitis, acute pyelonephritis, and pre-existing renal failure. The Dominican Health Agency has implemented the corresponding pandemic fence, with all people who may have been in contact, and there have been no reports of symptoms of the disease so far.
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Confirmation of the diagnosis was obtained last Thursday by Dr. Develo’s National Surveillance Laboratory, reporting Vibrio Cholerae, serogroup 01, serotype Ogawa.
Earlier, the Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Rivera, reported that the patient ate food during her stay in Port-au-Prince, then fell ill and clinically here in the country started to develop diarrhoea. The pandemic fence was built immediately.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Public Health and Social Aid (MISPAS) has been working on the preventive warning of this disease for more than three weeks, implementing early detection procedures for cases, activating response mechanisms and coordinating how to act against the suspect. issue. with local institutions.