The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (Mispas) of the Dominican Republic confirmed this Sunday four new cases of cholera in that Caribbean country.
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In a report disseminated through social networks, Mispas announced that there are four male patients, aged 50, 30, 23 and four years old, all of Dominican nationality, residing in the La Zurza sector of the National District. (South Central).
The health portfolio reported that the patients arrived at the health facilities on the 15th of the current month, after suffering from watery diarrhea, vomiting and dry mouth, and after receiving hydration services, they proceeded to perform diagnostic tests.
The patients remain stable, with more than 24 hours without bowel movements, and are in good physical condition. They are still admitted and pending discharge in the next few hours, adds the Mispas report.
Health entities, together with the Directorate of Health Area IV, maintain epidemiological surveillance in La Zurza and provide assistance to the community to detect, prevent and investigate any suspected case of the disease.
In addition, water samples are monitored and taken specifically in the La Isabela river, where the presence of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium, which causes the disease, was confirmed.
The Health authorities recommend keeping the corresponding hygienic sanitary measures, such as frequent hand washing and proper washing of food, eating well-cooked food, only drinking drinking water and going immediately to the nearest health center if any diarrheal event occurs. , for research and treatment purposes.