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Monday, August 26, 2013

ProMED/ Dominican Republic, new cholera outbreak (San Cristobal)

ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases: August 26, 2013
Dominican health authorities yesterday, 23 Aug 2013, confirmed a new cholera outbreak in San Cristobal (about 30 km [18.6 mi] west of Santo Domingo), after the epidemic that has been ongoing in Haiti since October 2010.

According to Eulogio Acosta, San Cristobal hospital director of emergency, 23 people have been hospitalized this week due to the disease, none of whom have died.

The Health Ministry issued a 1st level alert in San Cristobal and surrounding towns, and set up a special unit to treat new cholera cases in the area.

Comment: Cholera is an easily preventable disease in travelers, and at least in India, we have a simple solution to preventing choler by taking two doses of oral cholera vaccine at a gap of 15 days.

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